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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Finds a ‘Harry Potter’ Director

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Here's another reason to be excited for 'Harry Potter' spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': the new project has just taken on a director quite familiar with the wizarding world of Harry Potter. David Yates, who helmed four of the films in the series, is returning to tame the mythical beasts.

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‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Will Not Be Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

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Well this is kind of disappointing: for fans who were excited to see director Alfonso Cuaron return to the 'Harry Potter' universe to direct the spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' you're out of luck. Turns out that the director will not be returning to the wonderful world of J.K. Rowling after all.

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‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ May Add Alfonso Cuaron as Director

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Well, this is an unexpected and perfect surprise: the latest internet buzz suggests that the absolutely brilliant 'Gravity' director Alfonso Cuaron is in talks to helm the Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.' Take all of this with a grain of salt until an official announcement arrives, but it's difficult to imagine a more perfect choice for the job.

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‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Arriving November 2016

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The saga of Harry Potter may have come to a definitive end with 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,' but his mysterious wizarding world will live on! We already knew that original Potter Author J.K. Rowling would be making her screenwriting debut with upcoming spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' but now we know when we'll be able to see the movie!

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‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Will Be a Trilogy

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It was announced last September that 'Harry Potter' franchise author J.K. Rowling is working with Warner Bros. on a spinoff titled 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' and now comes word that the studio will follow in the footsteps of the 'Hobbit' franchise by making the exciting new project into an even more exciting new trilogy, milking every bit of of this magic for what its worth.

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Could More ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoffs Be On the Way? Warner Bros. Trademarks More Properties

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Warner Bros. pulled a fast one on us when it revealed that J.K. Rowling would be writing the screenplay for a film adaptation of her 'Harry Potter' companion book 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' with the potential of producing a new film series around its fictional author, Newt Scamander. With the announcement, the studio revealed plans to further expand the 'Harry Potter' brand, but will that entail more spinoff films to come?

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The Beginner’s Guide to the ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

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When it was announced that a new movie set in the Harry Potter universe was in the works, the internet erupted into cheers. When the din died down and everyone realized that the film wouldn't feature the legendary boy wi

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J.K. Rowling Has Complete Creative Control Over the ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff

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While J.K. Rowling is one of the biggest selling (and richest) authors in the world, she has never written a movie screenplay. But, when you're the creator of the billion dollar 'Harry Potter' franchise, even a first time writer can make some creative demands.

Rowling will write the screenplay for the forthcoming 'Harry Potter' spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' and her contract with Warner Bros. stipulates that her script cannot be rewritten, doctored or polished without her explicit permission.

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Five Other ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Offs We’d Like to See

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If you're a fan of the Harry Potter franchise, chances are strong that you've already heard the news: J.K. Rowling is writing the screenplay for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' a film taking place in the Harry Potter universe but having nothing to do with the Boy Who Liv

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More ‘Harry Potter’ Movies? J.K. Rowling Adapting ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

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It's been more than two years since 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2' hit theaters, thereby completing the eight-film series adapted from J.K. Rowling's bestselling books. But it turns out we're not through yet with the land of witches and wizards. Warner Bros. is adapting 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' a companion book to the 'Harry Potter' universe, for a new film series.

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