The book, which is a short textbook of sorts, follows the story of Newt Scamander, an employee of the Ministry of Magic who travels the world discovering all sorts of wonderful magical creatures. It is set many decades before the Harry Potter series, which makes it extremely unlikely that Harry or his friends will appear.
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently told The New York Times that "three megamovies are planned." It was clear from the get-go that this was going to be a big-budget production, considering it's one of the most valuable franchises out there.
It was also announced recently that J. K. Rowling herself will pen the first movie script. With her in charge, we're pretty much guaranteed a hit movie. It's unclear whether she will be writing all three scripts, but given that Fantastic Beasts isn't the largest of texts, she (or some other scriptwriter) will have some work to do to turn it into three big blockbuster movies.
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