Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay - J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling

  • Release Date: 2016-11-18
  • Genre: Film
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 202 Ratings

Description

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...

Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.

The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.

Reviews

  • Edited to the final cut of the film.

    3
    By Film Score Nerd
    There are several deleted scenes on the bluray that are not included in this. Including the Ilvermorney school song. I was hoping for the complete script. Oh well.
  • Isn't a book. It's a stupid script

    1
    By Nomorestars
    I'm sick of the money grab that this is. I preordered it expecting the novelization of the movie. Instead I get a digital script. Lame money grab
  • Absolutely Fantastic!!

    5
    By Zebracorn27
    So I have the hardback version of this book and I got it for Christmas. I saw the movie before I read the book and the book blew my mind! I wasn't sure if it would be able to put all the emotion of the movie into a screenplay but J.K did it. I like fantastic beasts more than Harry Potter cause it's not as dark as some of the last books like The Deathly Hallows or The Half Blood Prince. They're still awesome reads but it's just a little dark for me. And super sad like *SPOILER* and *HUGE SPOILER* deaths. Fantastic Beasts is an awesome read and I've read it 3 or 4 times already so go buy it!!
  • Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

    5
    By @LisaHines711
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling is exactly that, a screenplay of the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). This movie/screenplay storyline is inspired by the textbook of the same name that was released in 2001 also by J.K. Rowling (Part of the Hogwarts Library Series). Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a bestiary of magical creatures from the Harry Potter universe and proceeds from the sale of the original textbook version go to Comic Relief. With all that out of the way - this screenplay was a fantastic (see what I did there?) read. Having seen the movie first it was like watching it all over again but in my mind. The scene descriptions, the dialogue, everything was just like the movie. It was a quick and enjoyable read and if there are future screenplay versions of the next four Fantastic Beast movies made available I will definitely be interested in reading them also.
  • How not to write a screenplay

    1
    By G.P.K.
    This is a prime example of someone who has no clue how to formally write a screenplay, good thing the franchise sells itself. Any screenwriter could use this as primary curriculum to show all the mistakes untrained writers make in screen writing. Example- he is running toward the train. (No) He runs toward the train. "Ing" is almost never used in screenwriting. I'm sure the story is entertaining to some, but the writing should not be lauded.
  • Optional left.

    5
    By SF_NinersGirl
    ... JKR is ridiculously talented. The end. This movie though -- can't wait. Note ... people who read for fun are supposed to be clever enough to know "waste" versus "waist". "Wasting money" "Waist size" Personally ...I wouldn't take book review advice from someone who doesn't want to "waist money". 🤦🏻‍♀️
  • Loved it, but....

    5
    By Admgator
    The screenplay was great but does not compare to writing of JKR's books. PLEASE give us these wonderful stories in book-form as well!
  • I love this movie!

    5
    By Bibliomaniac357
    This is the besg movie in the Harry Potter series. I like the original books more, of course, but this is the best movie. I can't wait to see all 5!
  • Master stroke

    5
    By sXio
    I didn't have high hope in a screenplay type of the fantastic beast story, but it turns out i was wrong. Emotions and sense of marvel can be felt in each words of the book. And i finished the book moved and curious to see how the movie will set this all up.
  • Sounds interesting

    5
    By Kiki evans
    I haven't yet read this book but I am very hopeful that it will be just as entertaining as the Harry Potter series. I hope that an audiobook version will be available on day one for those kids who have difficulty reading in book form.

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