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She's Back Rowling to Write Potter Spinoff Movie Joel Ryan/AP

Rowling to Write Potter Spinoff Movie

You didn't think Harry Potter was over, did you? Warner Bros. announced Thursday that J.K. Rowling will be the screenwriter for a new series of Potter-themed movies based on the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be the title of the first film. The new series will tell the story of the book's fictional author, Newt Scamander. Rowling warned that the new movies will not be "sequels" to Harry Potter; in fact, Newt Scamander's story "will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets underway." Rowling said Warner Bros. approached her with the idea, and she couldn't bear the thought of the movie being written by someone else.

September 12, 2013 10:43 AM