Harry Potter’s 18th Birthday

18 years ago, a book called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling was released here in the UK, which led to the phenomenon today that defines many young people’s childhoods and created a generation of readers and writers, myself included.

Quite timely, today JK Rowling revealed that she is working on a play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child due to open next year in London. Telling the untold part of Harry’s life, including the story of James and Lilly’s life. Find further details by visiting the BBC News story.

This is to be closely followed by the film version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in November 2016, starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

Happy Birthday Harry and may you keep fans new and old fascinated for years to come.

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JK Rowling writing three films

Warner Brothers have announced that the Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them film will be apart of a trilogy.

All featuring magizoologist Newt Scamander, who “wrote” the iconic Hogwarts textbook, Rowling told Hermione actress, Emma Watson, in an interview that she wrote the script in just 12 days. David Heyman is said to be producing the project, fresh from his success with Gravity.

Last year, when the film was announced, Rowling said, “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.”

Find further details from the BBC News website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26812277.

JK Rowling to pen Harry Potter spin-off film-BBC News

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