The first teaser trailer from the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released, the film stars Academy Award nominee Eddie Redmayne and is based on the J.K. Rowling novel of the same name.
Set in 1926 the movie begins with the wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) who has just finished his worldwide trip where he was finding and documenting an array of magical creatures. Having stopped off in New York for a short and hopefully uneventful stay everything begins to unravel for Newt when he meets a No-Maj, which is the American slang term for a muggle, named Jacob.
This coupled with the escape of some of Newts magical and fantastic creatures following a misplaced magical case means a short stay in New York for Newt could turn into a disaster for the No-Maj and wizarding world. Along with Redmayne the film features a very good cast including Colin Farrell who plays a high ranking auror known as Percival Graves, as well as Ron Perlman who portrays a gangster in the film known as Gnarlack.
The film is destined to do well with it appealing to both fans of the book and fans of the Harry Potter series of books and films. This is also the first film in a trilogy with the second film slated for November 2018 and the third film due for release in November 2020.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set for a a November 18, 2016 release, that is 15 years since the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. The film will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D, it will also be released in the new IMAX 4K Laser system, although there is no news on when Ireland will get one of those.