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Harry Potter spin-off adaptation will be a trilogy

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J.K Rowling


Harry Potter


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

is to be made into three films.Originally released as one of Harry’s textbooks at Hogwarts School of Wizarding, the author has been persuaded by the head of Warner Bros to adapt the book into a screenplay which she reportedly did in 12 days.

JK Rowling© Photo: Getty Images
JK Rowling

Set over seven novels, the

Harry Potter

series tell the tale of a young boy named Harry who at the age of 11 discovers he is a wizard and follows his quest to overcome the dark wizard Lord Voldemort.J.K has previously said that

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

, which was released in the middle of writing the

Harry Potter

series, is an extension of the original books, rather than a prequel or sequel.It follows a magizoologist named Newt Scamander who lives in New York City.The project was announced last year, where J.K confirmed her return to the world of Harry and friends.“I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it," she said.The film adaptations of the books featured

Daniel Radcliffe


Emma Watson

, and all eight films are in the top 50 highest grossing films of all time.

Harry Potter cast© Photo: Getty Images
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

J.K told the

New York Times

last week that it was the head of Warner Bros. energy and enthusiasm which convinced her to write the latest script.“We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I'd thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting”, J.K said, before adding, "When Kevin got the top job, he brought a new energy, which rubbed off. He's a very engaging person, thoughtful and funny."The author has also released two other titles that are part of the

Harry Potter


Quidditch Through The Ages

, and

The Tales of Beedle the Bard


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