Bilbo Skywalker

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 5-film series

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Ah, I'll give it a chance first. It could be stupid but it's a little early to write anything off just yet.

Who in their right minds would think that it's a great idea to make an adaptation of a bestiary book? It's such an obvious "milking the cow till it's dead" move, it's not even funny.

It'd be like making a The Fauna And Flora of Middle-Earth movie. WTF?

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Well, it was just a matter of time until WB found some way to make more HP films. No way were they ever going to leave well enough alone. This feels like a pretty desperate move on their part, and very unnecessary. Still, Rowling's involvement means there's a chance it could be worthwhile, and with her role as screenwriter it sounds like she might even be more involved than she was on the HP films. Hopefully this will lend some degree of quality control to the proceedings. I like the idea of magical creatures as subject matter, and I'm glad they aren't trying to make direct sequels or prequels to the main storyline. That way if it ends up being a travesty, at least it won't ruin the other movies!

I do have some trepidation at the idea that this will be a SERIES, and not just a one-off. But given the fact they were due to keep milking the series in some way, it's not the worst thing that could happen, so I'll reserve judgment for now.

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Isn't bestiary like...interfering with animals?

That's bestiality. Valid question.

I suppose someone could think the Necromancer at Dol Guldur or the Necromongers of Riddick screw with dead bodies. Literally.

Way to go, JK. Milk that franchise dry.

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Did you guys really believe that a multi-BILLION dollars franchise would have been left alone forever?

If others are continuing to make Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Marvel films, I really don't see why Warner Bros. shouldn't continue to cash on their all-time biggest property with new contents.

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As a fan, I'm kinda mixed on this. I'm glad JKR is writing the screenplay, meaning she has control like she did with the original series, but I don't know. She doesn't seem like the type of person to break down and say, "Okay, I'll do it", after being pressured to continue with the series.

Seems like she had a lot of ideas, and she approached WB about doing it -- rather than the other way around.

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Well, given that (according to current plans) it starts in New York and takes plays in the early 1900s, I get some kind of "King Kong" vibe from this... could turn out to be a fun adventure hunting for mythical creatures in exotic locations... with magic!

For now, color me sceptical but moderately intrigued.

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Well, given that (according to current plans) it starts in New York and takes plays in the early 1900s, I get some kind of "King Kong" vibe from this...

Me too.

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Will this in any way different from PERCY JACKSON, SORCERER'S APPRENTICE and similar cinematic gifts we received since 2001? I mean apart from not featuring Nicolas Cage...

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Will this in any way different from PERCY JACKSON, SORCERER'S APPRENTICE and similar cinematic gifts we received since 2001? I mean apart from not featuring Nicolas Cage...

Please don't group Harry Potter or its creator in with that tripe...

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Well, given that (according to current plans) it starts in New York and takes plays in the early 1900s, I get some kind of "King Kong" vibe from this...

Me too.

I'm thinking Narnia!

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Will this in any way different from PERCY JACKSON, SORCERER'S APPRENTICE and similar cinematic gifts we received since 2001? I mean apart from not featuring Nicolas Cage...

It could theoretically be different. But will it be? Fuck knows.

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Hey this could be alright! I'm curious about the story beginning in New York because apart from a brief mention in GOF, the United States has been largely ignored in the formal continuity of the series.

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I'm intrigued by Rowling writing this - her first movie screenplay. If it's good I hope Williams scores it. :P

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I don't think this movie will happen in 2015, unless JKR finishes the screenplay within months. Usually, she maps out a TON of details and a storyline before she even starts writing -- which is a big asset for her. But the length of time varies.

I think this will be a 2016 film, at the earliest.

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I guess it's easy to be cynical about this, but I'm just glad that Rowling's going to have a major creative role and that she's not really messing with Harry's story. I'm all for more stories about the wizarding world, but I like having Harry's journey limited to those seven books and anything she tried with his kids would probably feel like a retread or a comedown.

Not that anyone was exactly clamoring for a Newt Scamandar movie, either, but it sounds like it could be fun. I love the idea of getting to see Rowling's take on America at the turn of the 20th century and I'll be interested to see who they get to direct and star. Also a JW return would be cool, but I'd fully support a new composer and 100% original material as well. They didn't make musical continuity enough of an issue for it to matter, and it doesn't seem like it'd be necessary for this, anyway.

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If it's about beasts, hopefully Charlie Weasley should be in on it! Wasn't he the Weasley kid that took Norbert from Hagrid?

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I would have preferred her narrate the three brothers tale in DH1. Emma Watson is nice to look at but her voice begins to grate.

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This sounds like a tired attempt to milk the cash cow as many have said here. Isn't Rowling rich enough already? I would be interested in this only if JW returned to score the movie(s).

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If it's about beasts, hopefully Charlie Weasley should be in on it!

Yeah. It's going to be Nicolas Cage's character.

I would be interested in this only if JW returned to score the movie(s).

Nah. Horner is going to score this, and he'll be replaced one week before the film's release by Ramin Djawadi.

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I don't think there's any doubt that she doesn't work for money anymore - not with the huge amounts she donates to charity. She only does what intrigues her, as she should.

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I don't think there's any doubt that she doesn't work for money anymore - not with the huge amounts she donates to charity. She only does what intrigues her, as she should.

Yup, I think she's interested in writing a screenplay and this really is a nice way (for her of starting it) as stated she doesn't work for money anymore. She doesn't need to.It could be fun, it could be great, or it could be absolutely terrible it's far to early to tell. Put me down in the intrigued pile.

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You know, if they had an interesting premise to go on, I wouldn't be so cynical. But the idea they're going for really makes it seem like this will be another "Percy Jackson" with improved visuals and a bigger budget....pathetic. But I guess we'll just have to see how it turns out.

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