JK Rowling to pen Harry Potter spin-off film

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Lorac, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Lorac

    Lorac Well-Known Member

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    JK Rowling to pen Harry Potter spin-off film about the author of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', Newt Scamander:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24067557

    Could this be the start of a series of movies featuring less well known characters from the Harry Potter series?
     
  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    I personally hope not.
     
  3. Lorac

    Lorac Well-Known Member

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    Why not?
     
  4. Artemis@BC

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    I posted about that earlier in both the book thread and the movie thread -- so yes, I'm excited! Not sure how they'll rig up a plot yet, but I'm sure they'll figure it out.

    But I want it to be a stand-alone film.. Nothing would ruin the HP universe more than endless spinoffs.
     
  5. kwanatic

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    I wouldn't want it as a movie but as a mini-series or even a TV show would be fine. I love Rowling, HP and all things HP but I don't know that I'd be interested in seeing a movie about Newt Scamander in a theater...

    Glad to see she still gets to play in her world though :)
     
  6. Artemis@BC

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  7. Sofia Alexandra

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    I have the book, and I'm a big fan of mythological critters, so I'm a lot more excited about this film than I was/am about any of the HP films. :) I imagine this could be a proper adventure film, a romp around the world to find fantastic beasts, and/or save them from ignorant muggles/eville wizards.
     
  8. lmarie086

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    I am super excited for this, but I want something about James and Lily!
     
  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    She is throwing us a bone. And WB knows there is more :bribe: to be made on HP.
     
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  10. Marge_Simpson

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    I'd love a film about Mr Lovegood hunting crumple-horned snorkacks
     
  11. my little pony

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    i'd love an all lovegood film, i miss luna
     
  12. rfisher

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    He was willing to turn Harry over to the Deatheaters. Something his daughter would never have done. He deserved to have that erumpent horn blow up his house. :drama:
     
  13. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Yes, and what exactly happened to Luna's mother? We know it was a spell gone bad but wouldn't it be nice to know the whole story?
     
  14. my little pony

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    id also like an all dumbledore book or movie,

    albus: the prequel
     
  15. IceAlisa

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    About his steamy affair with that evil hot wizard? That would be cool.
     
  16. igniculus

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    I know, right? How can they make a film on a character we've never seen in the books/movies instead of the Marauders, Snape and Lily era? So unlogical.