J K Rowling writing new film set in Harry Potter universe
A NEW film set in the Harry Potter universe is being written by J. K. Rowling.
But the film will not feature the wizard or his young friends and is neither a prequel or a sequel, according to the author.
Instead, it will be set 70 years before Harry’s story begins, and be set in New York.
It will be the first film in a series based on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a Hogwarts textbook Rowling published in 2001.
The films will feature the textbook's fictional author, Newt Scamander.
“I always said I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about,” Rowling said.
“And this is it.”