“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” may be set a few decades prior to the events of the Harry Potter movies but the producer promises that fans won’t be all too left out. He adds that fans will be reminded of one of the movies in the main franchise.
The Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be directed by David Yates, the same director who directed the last four Harry Potter movies. But even so, producer David Heyman says the Eddie Redmayne-starrer is most like the fourth movie in the film series rather than any of those helmed by Yates. The fourth film, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” was directed by Mike Newell.
He explains to Entertainment Weekly the comparison, “[‘Fantastic Beasts’ has] got the charm of the fourth…. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical — and it’s not that, but it’s got the humor of of that film. It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humor, that very human, natural character comedy. And now David is always looking for truthful, human moments, it’s never just a gag, he’s grounding [the storytelling moments] in a reality. [‘Beasts’] is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too.”
It seems very apt that Heyman likened next year’s sure blockbuster Harry Potter prequel film to “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” The film is celebrating its 10th year anniversary this 2015, having been released on Nov. 18, 2005.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” revolves around Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who penned the Hogwarts textbook of the same title. It follows the character’s journey through finding and chronicling all the magical creatures for inclusion in his book. According to a previous reports, the movie will be set in 1926 New York, making it the first Harry Potter movie to be set in the United States. It will also introduce more characters, including the first Muggle (or No-Maj, in American English) lead in the film.
Find out how “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is most like “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” when the Harry Potter prequel premieres next year, November 18.
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