Harry Potter fans have a lot to be excited about in 2016; a new book (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II) and a new movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Warner Bros. released a 2 minute, 20 second teaser trailer on Monday. The film serves as a prequel/spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise and the story is based off information in a fictional textbook that Harry possessed in the first novel/film. J.K. Rowling wrote a 128-page companion book of the same name in 2001, styling the book as if it belonged to Harry, complete with his name on the cover and handwritten notes by Harry, Ron, and Hermione on selected pages.
Fantastic Beasts will take place 70 years before the Harry receives his textbook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Since the first book/novel takes place in 1991, that would put the setting of the film around 1921.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is directed by David Yates (Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix through Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows), written by Rowling, and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight and Ron Pearlman. It will release in the US and the UK on November 18, 2016.