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

 

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J.K. Rowling to have full screenplay rights for HARRY POTTER spin-off

Fear no more, Potterheads. 

According to THR, Rowling will write the screenplay for the first film all herself, and if WB wants another screenwriter to rewrite it, Rowling will have to approve the process.

As for the rest of the films in the series, Rowling will have script approval, so even if she is not writing the film herself, she will ultimately dictate the direction in which the series goes.

It seems that Rowling’s full vision will be realized for this film series.

Source: Movies Blog (MTV)

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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.