Warner Brothers is retaining Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates as the studio
moves ahead with the film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Yates is in talks to direct the first installment of a planned trilogy based on author J.K. Rowling’s spin-off, which takes place decades prior to the events of the Harry Potter books. Fantastic Beasts takes its name from a Hogwarts textbook that appears on a reading list in the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, and will boast magical creatures and characters from the Potter mythology including the textbook’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander. Warner Brothers has already set a November 18, 2016 date for the film which Rowling will make her screenwriting debut on.
I suppose it was only my wishful thinking that had me believing we had finally seen the last of the Potter world. I guess J.K. Rowling is hurting for money or needs to get back in the spotlight. I wish she would keep to her word and be done with the Potter world once and for all.