FANGIRL FRIDAY: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Us This Weekend


The magical world is abuzz once again! Originally (at least in our part of the world), it was only because of the release of the 15th Anniversary Harry Potter Scholastic Book Covers. But yesterday, OH, YESTERDAY, this announcement was posted on J.K. Rowling’s official Facebook page:

Warner Bros. announced on 12th September 2013 that J.K. Rowling would be making her screenwriting debut with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, the first in a new film series which is part of their expanded creative partnership with J.K. Rowling. The films will be inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name, and will feature the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander.

“It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts’, realized 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 hard-core 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.

As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ 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.

I particularly want to thank Kevin Tsujihara of Warner Bros. for his support in this project, which would not have happened without him. 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.”

So when I read this the first time, and Evanna Lynch’s crazy fangirl tweets — OH MY GOSH HERE ARE SOME OF THEM, BTW:

CRAY, RIGHT? I love her so much! Way to represent, Loony! LOL.

But anyway, when I read these, it took me at least an hour to digest them and go full fangirl. LIKE OMG YOU GUISE, THINK ABOUT IT: QUEEN ROWLING. IS WRITING. THIS. MOVIE. SHE. IS. WRITING. IT. IT CAN NOT GET ANY MORE LEGIT THAN THIS. AAAAANNNNND it’s going to be set in New York! NUEVA. FREAKIN’. YORK. IF THEY CAST BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AS NEWT SCAMANDER, TOO, I WILL PROBABLY DIE.

Okay. Recover. Inhale. Exhale. K, I’m good.

I AM SO EXCITED TO DISCUSS THIS WITH MY DORK FRIENDS ON SUNDAY.

Oh wait! Yes! Sunday! Join us at the Manila International Book Fair! We, along with Scholastic and National Bookstore, will be officially launching the 15th Anniversary Covers. 😀 Check the deets below:

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There will be games and cake and errthing! #EXCITEMENT

And this post, witches and warlocks, is a preview of what I’m like when I talk about Harry Potter. I’m not even giving my 100% yet. LOL. See me and my Hogwarts Philippines friends go full dork on the 15th. Hihi.

Ahh, indeed, the magic will forever live on. ♥

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