In what is the most fleshed-out version of the plot’s details yet, the latest trailer (below) for the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them frames the story about new wizarding hero Newt Scamander (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne) and his adventures in New York.
Directed by Potter movie veteran David Yates with a screenplay by Potter novelist J.K. Rowling, the new trilogy launch co-stars Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Ron Perlman, Jon Voight (t0 name a few), Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them swoops into theaters November 18, 2016.
Here is the official synopsis from Warner Bros. studios:
- “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters. The film opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.