J.K. Rowling Plans Film Series With Warner Bros
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 19:09
J.K. Rowling Partners with Warner Bros. Entertainment to create a re-adaptation of her first adult novel, as well as, the fiction “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.
Rowling has decided to create a motion picture inspired on a book she wrote. It may disappoint some hardcore fans that this does not mean the Harry Potter series is making a comeback. This is neither a sequel nor prequel, but an “extension” of the wizarding world.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was written in 2001 about the 75 mystical creatures from the Harry Potter universe. Rowling decided to dig deeper into the world of “fantastic beasts” through the eyes of the main character, Newt Scamander. Newt Scamander is actually Rowling’s pseudonym in shown on the front of the book. The text was originally just a prop in the movie that started it all: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
J.K. Rowling will take matters into her own hands and be the screen writer for the re-adaptation. According to jkrowling.com, having a major part in the creative process is important for her: “I feel very protective of it, and I already know a lot about Newt,” she said. “…an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge.”
Fans can look forward to the book becoming a video game as well. Details, such as, which consoles it will be released on or what the game will involve have not yet been released.
That is not the last of what Rowling is brewing in her pot. Her first book to be published after the “Harry Potter” series, “The Casual Vacancy”, will be made into a television series. She will also have a strong hand in creative development involved. “The Casual Vacancy” is an adult novel released on paper back this past July.
Rowling has been writing in a fictional realm for quite some time, in her adult novel are real life issues such as class, politics, drugs, domestic violence, and even prostitution. The novel was expected to be thought provoking.
“Two major themes of the novel are hypocrisy and responsibility. I wanted to show how humans can have ugly feelings that they might prefer not to acknowledge…” she said in response to a fan question on goodreads.com. The novel has been awarded the Best Fiction prize in the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards.
It is said that there will be a television series adaptation on BBC scheduled to air sometime in 2014. The number and length of episodes have not yet undergone discussion. No word yet on when the public can expect the film on the book to be released.