Ever since ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2‘ came to a close, Warner Brothers has been desperately trying to find a way to breathe new life into this franchise. I mean, how do you close the door on a set of movies that grossed over $7.7 billion dollars at the box office – not to mention DVD and VOD sales?
It’s no doubt the studio was thrilled when J.K. Rowling pitched the idea for a film based on her ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ novel. The feature will focus on Newt Scamander, the fictional author of the textbook that the students of Hogwarts learn from, and his adventures in the field of “magizoology”. Here’s a description of the book that he will eventually write:
A copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.
Is just one more movie enough to keep Warner Brothers happy? Well from some recent registered trademarks we would venture that no it’s not! Warner Bros. has also trademarked ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ which was also a spin-off novel by Rowling. One of the stories from that book has already been animated and was included in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.’ This could easily prove to end up being an animated set of movies that included the first one packaged in or a new live action take on the translation. Here’s a description of the novel:
THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.
Finally, Warner Bros. also registered ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’ along with the name of its fictional author ‘Kennilworthy Whisp’ and the teams found within the book: Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons and Kenmare Kestrels.
If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need Quidditch Through the Ages. This limited edition is a copy of the volume in Hogwarts School Library, where it is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.
So there you go. We have one confirmed new film that takes place in Potter’s universe and 2 more that they have their eyes on. While the fact that Warner Bros. registered that the names of the novels are not a guarantee that they will be developed into feature films, it is interesting news.
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Source: Screen Rant