December 15, 2015 8:57 am

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ trailer released

WATCH ABOVE: J.K. Rowling invites you back to the wizarding world in November, 2016.


J.K. Rowling’s world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen – without Harry Potter.

Studio Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the new movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, on Tuesday.

The film is inspired by the textbook of the same name which Harry and his friends studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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The movie, which focuses on the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander (Redmayne), is set in New York 70 years before the start of Potter’s tale.

In a statement earlier this year, Rowling, who wrote the screenplay, said the film “is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.”

The trailer shows Newt – who has traveled the world documenting an extraordinary array of magical creatures – losing some of the “fantastic beasts” of the title while visiting Manhattan.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston and Samantha Morton.

It’s directed by David Yates – the filmmaker responsible for the last four “Harry Potter” films.

Release dates for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”:

Italy 11 November 2016

Belgium 16 November 2016

France 16 November 2016

Brazil 17 November 2016

Germany 17 November 2016

Denmark 17 November 2016

Greece 17 November 2016

Netherlands 17 November 2016

Portugal 17 November 2016

Russia 17 November 2016

Ukraine 17 November 2016

UK 18 November 2016

India 18 November 2016

Romania 18 November 2016

Sweden 18 November 2016

USA 18 November 2016

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