New J.K. Rowling Movie 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Gets Release Date

J.K. Rowling

"A sidestep could maybe ... well, we'll see."

The Warner Bros. film is set to hit theaters at the end of 2016.

Warner Bros. has set Nov. 18, 2016, as the date that it will bring J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world back to the big screen when it releases Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

While the studio completed its film adaptations of Rowling’s Harry Potter novels when it released Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011, last year the studio announced that it had struck a deal with Rowling to launch a new franchise based on her 2001 book Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, which is also the title of one of Harry Potter’s textbooks at Hogwarts.

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Rowling is writing the screenplay for the new film, which it is hoped will be in the first in a series that follows the adventures of Newt Scamander, who devotes his career to the pursuit of magical creatures.

The studio has not yet announced a director or cast for the film.