Extended 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' IMAX Featurette
by Alex Billington
October 14, 2016
"Before Harry Potter. Across an ocean. A new world of magic awaits!" Warner Bros + IMAX have released an extended 4-minute featurette with tons of new footage for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates, in theaters this November. A special fan event was held in IMAX theaters around the world on October 13th, where fans were treated to footage and Q&As with cast & crew. To celebrate the occasion, they put out a featurette which explains this new storyline better than any other trailer. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who accidentally lets loose a suitcase full of magical creatures in New York City. This also stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, and Samantha Morton. Fire up the footage below.
Here's the new IMAX featurette for Yates' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, from YouTube:
And here's the special IMAX fan event recap, showing only footage from the event itself + Q&A snippets:
Watch the very first trailer for Fantastic Beasts here, plus the second, third, and finally fourth trailer here.
J.K. Rowling also recently announced that there will be five films total in this new Fantastic Beasts series.
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. A new spin-off series from the Harry Potter world, written by J.K. Rowling. The first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is being directed by English filmmaker David Yates, director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, plus Half-Blood Prince, and both Deathly Hallows two-part finale. The film features the American version of the Ministry of Magic, housed in the Woolworth Building in New York, known as the "Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA)". This looks fun. Warner Bros will release Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters nationwide starting on November 18th this fall. Looking forward to this?
JK was always interested in going to America with the series? Please. // I do not really know how they will stretch this into 5 films. But as long as they do not end with cliffhangers every time, I am really not that bothered by it.
DAVIDPD on Oct 14, 2016
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