Thursday, April 28, 2016

Screenplay publication and event in Japan - Fantastic Beasts news

A new book from J.K. Rowling is always a good reason to celebrate. But this year will mark the first time the author has published a screenplay, which you’ll be able to buy as a print edition from Little, Brown (UK) or Scholastic (US and Canada), 
or as an eBook right here on Pottermore.
The screenplay will be published on 19 November - hot on the heels of the movie's release on 18 November.
Here’s where you can pre-order your copy of J.K. Rowling’s first ever screenplay:
Within the UK: Amazon - iBooks - Google - Kobo 
Within the US: Amazon - iBooks - Barnes & Noble - Google - Kobo 
And if you prefer a hard copy, you can also pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble as well as all other good print retailers.

EW: J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay to be published on Pottermore
THR: J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Screenplay to Be Published

There’s already awards buzz for Fantastic Beasts. The “three reasons to take this seriously”: 
First is that David Yates, ostensibly the most trusted Potter interpreter, is helming the direction after directing the last four Harry Potter films. Next is that J.K. Rowling, you know, author of a generation, is penning the screenplay based on her 2001 textbook of the same name designed to be one of Harry’s required reading for Hogwarts. Then you have Oscar-magnet Eddie Redmayne as lead character Newt Scamander. (via)

Salem witches memorial from the
set of Fantastic Beasts 
Pottermore shared an interview with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” production designer, Stuart Craig. In the interview, Craig discussed the creation of MACUSA for “Fantastic Beasts”, which we have seen featured in the recently released trailer. (x)
The Pottermore Correspondent talks to Stuart Craig about the Salem memorial inside MACUSA

The Pottermore Correspondent’s guide to movie-making: inside a trailer at night-time
It’s past midnight on the set of Fantastic Beasts. It’s winter. Better jump inside a famous person’s trailer for some warmth...

The Pottermore Correspondent’s guide to movie-making: is this Brie real?
Send a journalist to the set of a film every week for six months and she’ll come back with hundreds of observations. In this case, a surprising number of them are about cheese...

Exclusive interview with Eddie Redmayne at the MTV Movie Awards
‘Each time you put a little thing like that out into the world, it feels nerve-wracking,’ he says, in his reverent British half-whisper. ‘The weird thing about film-making is that you make films as a team and together, you care about every bit that goes out. You care what people think. I care.’
Eddie blinks a couple of times, earnestly, and it’s clear that he does. He’s the kind of actor who keeps a piece of his characters in his heart. He adores Newt Scamander especially, you can tell. And after this trailer, we all know the British magizoologist a little better. We know that Newt was expelled from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We know that he carries more than a Hufflepuff scarf in that suitcase. And we know that Albus Dumbledore argued against his expulsion.
‘When I first heard the notion of this film and that it was set in a totally different time period [to Harry Potter] the question for me was, would those worlds ever collide? When I read the script, the delicacy with which J.K. Rowling weaves the names and the characters of a different generation to the one we know and love excited me. It still does.’
As for Newt’s expulsion and the reason he’s arrived in New York City? ‘I can say nothing further about that,’ Eddie says, holding tight onto the secret.
‘But Newt is much better at communicating with beasts and spending time with his creatures than perhaps he is with human interaction. On the journey of this film, he begins to find connections with people but he’s not exactly a people-pleaser. What I love about Newt Scamander is that he’s his own person. He’s a passionate man and he’ll do anything for those beasts.’
Speaking of beasts, we see two in the trailer: the Swooping Evil and the Niffler...

Suit Like Newt! 
For a sale price of $219 USD, you can dress as a fashion-forward, globetrotting 1926 magizoologist. (via bespokeredmayne)
Mugglenet: Unfogging Newt’s Future with Literary Alchemy (Salem witch trials)
Mugglenet: Unfogging Newt’s Future with Literary Alchemy Part 2 (beasts)
Mugglenet: What Makes “Tarzan” and “Fantastic Beasts” Similar?

Japan hosts a Fantastic Beasts event tonight!  - expect new clips! 
Warner Bros Japan will be hosting a Fantastic Beasts event which they say will be showing brand new footage. The event will be hosted at the Shinjuku Piccadilly theater in Tokyo and starts at 7:30pm (x)
Update 29 April 2016: It seems the footage shown at the event was what had been previously shown at CinemaCon, but with an added voice-over from Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol for the Japanese fans. (x)

Poster signed by Eddie Redmayne

loveddie25: Today is advance ticket sale date!! I get it ;) Buyer privilege : poster 

Eddie’s message for Japanese fan :D
Thank you for your support and I'm looking forward to the day when the movie comes out in Japan!
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. Best Wishes - Eddie Redmayne

Gift for fans (x) who cosplay - more pictures here

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