YAY! JK Rowling is making her big screen début as a screenwriter by turning the Hogwarts textbook (which she actually wrote as an actual book for Comic Relief) into a film. In collaboration with Warner Brothers, the film will focus on Newt Scamander, the fictional author of the book, and be set in New York, 70 years before Harry‘s story begins.
This film will not be a prequel or a sequel to the original book series but an extension to the world. More information and the BBC Article can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24067557