I had forgotten all about this until recently - JK Rowling is writing her first screenplay based on one of Harry's text books; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film centers around Scamander the author of said book in the same word Harry Potter was created but 70 years prior.
In my tweens (and teens) I was a huge Potter fan-girl so I'm excited about this but also a little... nervous. How many post Potter films are they planning on making? Will the quality be as good? Are they only making this so they can add a new exhibition to the Magical Making Of Harry Potter. Please no we don't want to see 'Hogwarts; A History Of Magic' anytime soon! Or they could do a whole series about Professor Lockhearts magical books...
In any case - I'm sure Eddie Redmayne would be fantastic in the film. I can see him as a Wizard.
Scamander is a swashbuckling adventurer and the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a school textbook which Potter uses at Hogwarts in the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Rowling published the “magizoology” compendium in 2001 to raise money for Comic Relief. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Redmayne is keen on reading the finished screenplay before signing on, and Rowling has not yet completed it. Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuaron, of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Gravity, was linked to the new film last year by Nikki Finke.