“Harry Potter Episode I: The Fantastic Beasts”

So, I see they are making a new Harry Potter movie, with J.K. Rowling writing the screenplay.  It will be based on the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The source material was amusing, though mostly due to the scribbled annotations purportedly by  the trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione.  Funny annotations will be difficult to translate to the screen, but maybe they could have them providing humorous voice-overs unrelated to the action.  It’d be like Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the Harry Potter universe.

It does sort of tie-in with what I talked about in this post, about needing an original story set in the Potter mythos.  it’s probably just as true for movies as for games.  Even though it’s still going to be written by Rowling, the fact that it’s about somebody else unrelated to the established characters of the series sets a good precedent for the Harry Potter “Expanded Universe”.

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    1. I agree, especially after “Into Darkness”–they’re now re-hashing not just characters, but also plot elements from previous Trek movies.

      I was never a huge fan of the subsequent “Star Trek” series that came after TOS, but it was a much better idea than the reboot series–although I admit that I thought the first reboot movie had some potential.

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