J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her book "The Casual Vacancy," at The David H. Koch Theater in New York, Oct. 16, 2012.  Dan Hallman—Invision/AP

Harry Potter Spin-Off Film Gets 2016 Release Date

May 13, 2014

Seven books and eight movies later, Harry Potter fans still aren't done with J.K. Rowling's magical world and its titular boy wizard. Fortunately for them, new films are on their way: an adaptation of Rowling's book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit theaters on Nov. 18, 2016, as the first film in an upcoming spin-off trilogy. "The film will take place 70 years before the Potter stories and follow Newt Scamande, a Magizoologist," Vulture reports.

With a box-office debut more than two years away, Muggles have plenty of time to reread all the books — for the umpteenth time.

[Vulture]

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