Eddie Redmayne had a treat in store for fans at the MTV Movie Awards. The British star proudly introduced a brand new preview trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, giving a more in-depth look at the highly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off. "Myself and the rest of the cast had such an astounding time getting to leap back into the world of JK Rowling's imagination," Eddie told the audience. "And I'm properly excited to share with you just a wee glimpse of what's in store this November."
Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander in the film
The new film is based on the author's 2001 book of the same name, which is set in the Harry Potter universe and is the first in a planned trilogy.The clip shows Newt Scamander – played by Eddie – embarking on a journey from his native Britain to New York, where he discovers an entire secret community of wizards and witches. It also gives fans their first look at Colin Farrell in character as Percival Graves.
The suitcase plays an important part in the movie
"You're an interesting man, Mr Scamander," he can be heard telling the protagonist. "Just like your suitcase, I think there's much more to you than meets the eye," he adds, as a tiny pair of clawed hands can be seen prising open the luggage from the inside.
Those familiar with the book will already be aware that the suitcase plays a major role in the plot. It contains a number of magical creatures that manage to escape and cause chaos between the wizarding community and the No-Maj (non-magical people).
"Kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast," Colin's character continues. "Yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. I wonder what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you, Mr Scamander?"The film is set in 1926 – 30 years before Dumbledore became headmaster at Hogwarts, and 54 years before the birth of Harry Potter.
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is set for release on 18 November.