HARRY POTTER POLL: What Would You Like JK Rowling to Write a Screenplay On?

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We already know that JK Rowling is already working on a screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which has gotten Potterheads jumping for joy, but fans have always thought of possible storylines to when Sirius Black, James Potter, and the rest of the Marauders were causing trouble at Hogwarts, or the other direction, where Harry and Ginny’s kids are running about the hallways, causing their own mischief.

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Rose Weasley and Scorpius Malfoy via Twiggy McBones

So, what would you rather JK Rowling were to write a screenplay on?

 

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JK Rowling To Expand HARRY POTTER Universe With Debut Screenplay on FANTASTIC BEASTS

jkr-fantastic-beastsIt’s been 2 years since the last Harry Potter film was out in theaters, and even longer since the final book for Harry Potter was released, but references to Harry Potter still abound even now.

Many people who are adults now grew up reading the books, so of course the love of Harry Potter and everything related to it would be present now, and will be so for years to come, even without this bit of news, that Warner Bros. is working with JK Rowling in making a new film based on the Harry Potter-related book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

JK Rowling is actually going to be writing the screenplay for the film, which will be a first for her, and the story is going to focus on Magizoologist Newt Scamander, who “wrote” the Magical Beasts book in the Potterverse, and will thus take place 70 years prior to Harry Potter’s adventures at Hogwarts.

“It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning Fantastic Beasts into a film,” Rowling explained in a statement. “I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of Fantastic Beasts, realised by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hardcore Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.”

Rowling continued: “As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”

How do you feel about expanding the Harry Potter world on film? What do you think about JK Rowling writing the screenplay for it?

via Empire.

Harry Potter reclaims top spot in Dymocks Top 101 Best Books Ever Written list

Harry Potter reclaims top spot in Dymocks Top 101 Best Books Ever Written list

A SNAPSHOT of Australia’s favourite books shows Harry Potter rules, Jane Austen endures, Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t so sexy and the Bible has lost its appeal.

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was voted No.1 in Dymocks’ annual survey of the Top 101 Best Books Ever Written.

Top 10 books

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

4. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

6. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien

7. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

8. A Song of Ice and Fire series/Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin

9. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

JK Rowling reveals that she almost killed off Ron Weasley

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“Funnily enough, I planned from the start that none of them would die. Then midway through, which I think is a reflection of the fact that I wasn’t in a very happy place, I started thinking I might polish one of them off. Out of sheer spite. ‘There, now you definitely can’t have him any more.’ But I think in my absolute heart of heart of hearts, although I did seriously consider killing Ron, [I wouldn’t have done it],” she told the actor Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the films and who was “convinced one of the main three had to buy it”.

You can read the whole article at The Guardian

And HERE THEY ARE!!!

Happy Birthday to Harry Potter (The Boy Who Lived) and J.K. Rowling (The Queen)! Have an amazing day!

(How are you celebrating?)

JKR Confirms New Book Coming

The Huffington Post (as well as many other sites) posted an article announcing that J.K. Rowling is indeed coming out with a new book.  Jo herself even announced such via her Twitter account (@jk_rowling), as you can see below.

For those wondering, no, this is not going to be another young adult novel.  Rumors are that this time she has written a crime thriller novel, as stated by The Guardian.  From her tweet, that is possibly the case, since it would be quite different from the Harry Potter world she has created.  So, sorry, no magic will be employed in this one, but being that it may be a crime novel, I’m sure it will still have enough thrills and suspense and drama to keep us entertained.  JKR is undoubtedly a wonderful storyteller, and I am curious to see how this will pan out.  I’m sure when the books go on sale, she’ll be as nervous as anyone to see how the fans will take to it.

The book will be available in print and e-books and will be published through Little, Brown.

For the full Huffington Post article, go here.

For the full Guardian article, go here.