Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
J.K. Rowling is coming to HBO. The network has debuted the new trailer for The Casual Vacancy, a three-part miniseries based on Rowling’s first post-Harry Potter novel.
Rory Kinnear plays Barry Fairbrother, a parish councillor in the English suburb of Pagford. His unexpected death throws the seemingly idyllic town into turmoil, as various factions compete to replace him in the government. Michael Gambon plays council leader Howard Mollison. Watch The Casual Vacancy trailer after the jump.
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Harry Potter fans could surely pick J.K. Rowling‘s brain for hours, asking the author about why the story went the way it went, how she came up with the ideas, specific plot points. Now they’re asking for information about her latest creation, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Recently, a few fans got through to the author via Twitter and had their Harry Potter burning questions answered. Questions like what happened to the three headed dog, Fluffy, from the first book and movie? How did the Black house, which is in a muggle area, become a magic headquarters? And one linking the second book/movie with the series finale. Read the J.K. Rowling’s answers to Harry Potter burning questions below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
For the first time since 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, we’re getting a new J.K. Rowling adaptation this year. But with its down-to-earth feel and grown-up themes, The Casual Vacancy is miles away from Hogwarts.
The drama miniseries unfolds in an English village whose idyllic appearance belies a town in turmoil. When a local leader passes away, the community falls apart as various individuals and factions vie to take his place.
The Casual Vacancy features a very large cast, among them Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Simon McBurney (Mission: Impossible 5), and Dumbledore himself, Michael Gambon. Jonny Campbell directed from a script by Sarah Phelps. Watch The Casual Vacancy trailer after the jump.
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After finishing off Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling started to explore some different territory, but her efforts are all leading to movie and TV projects. Her first “adult” novel, The Casual Vacancy, was quickly put into development for television as a joint effort between HBO and the BBC. Now there’s a Cormoran Strike TV series in the works, centered on the character of the same name who is a former army officer turned private investigator and based on the books published under the pen name Robert Galbraith. The first effort in the BBC series will be The Cuckoo’s Calling, based on Rowling’s debut novel as Galbraith. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
The last volume of the Harry Potter series was published in 2007, but author J.K. Rowling has returned to the wizarding world several times since. Most recently, she completed the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as confirmed by producer David Heyman.
David Yates is set to direct the Harry Potter spinoff, which is inspired by a made-up Hogwarts textbook that became a real Harry Potter companion volume in 2012. Hit the jump for the latest update on the JK Rowling Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them script. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
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Warner Bros. is betting big on J.K. Rowling and the world of Harry Potter. We already knew the first spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by Rowling and directed by David Yates, would be out on November 18, 2016. We also knew it was the first in a planned trilogy. But Wednesday, we learned much more.
Kevin Tsujihara, the CEO of Warner Bros., announced Wednesday the series will be “at least” a trilogy and that the second and third installments will be released in 2018 and 2020. Read more about the Fantastic Beasts trilogy below. Read More »
Every day, conversations in the film community gravitate to how DC, Marvel and Lucasfilm are working on huge, interconnected universes on the big screen. Innumerable other franchises are emulating this blueprint too, whether it be the Universal Monsters or Ghostbusters. But a similar franchise largely kept out of the conversation is Harry Potter.
In the next decade, we’re going to get at least three new films in Potter’s universe. The spin-off series, set years before Harry’s story, is called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J.K. Rowling herself is writing the screenplay and David Yates, who helmed the final four Potter films, is returning to the world of witchcraft and wizardry. Warner Bros. has set a release date of November 18, 2016 for the film and latest news on the series comes from the series creator herself.
Rowling took to Twitter to confirm she’s now “tweaking” the Fantastic Beasts screenplay. Read her quotes and more on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
Seven years after the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final installment of the series, the boy wizard is back for more adventure. Only he’s not a boy anymore.
In a new Harry Potter story posted this morning on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling sends Harry, now 34, to the Patagonian Desert for the Quidditch World Cup. Naturally, Ron, Hermione, Neville, and Luna are there with him — as is The Daily Prophet‘s Rita Skeeter, who still has plenty to say about the gang. More details after the jump.
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