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Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts will be shot in UK

JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is set 70 years before the story of the boy wizard, will be shot in Britain. The movie is slated to be released in November 2016 and the makers are hoping for a trilogy with it.

hollywood Updated: Jul 05, 2014 18:59 IST
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JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

, which is set 70 years before the story of the boy wizard, will be shot in the UK.

The shooting of the film will take place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden.

The movie is slated to hit theaters on November 18, 2016 and the makers are hoping for a new trilogy with it.

Read: Alfonso Cuaron denies helming Harry Potter spin-off

The first installment will be written by JK Rowling herself based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same title which features Newt Scamander, the schoolbook's fictitious author in the Potterverse.

Beasts... is an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society but Newt's story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry's, reported Ace Showbiz.

Alfonso Cuaron, who helmed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was previously rumoured to direct the spin-off, but he denied the report.