More films in the Harry Potter universe coming..

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  1. mattCR

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/warner-bros-j-k-rowling-team-for-new-harry-potter-inspired-film-series/
    Several projects that do not have Harry Potter in them, in different time frames, but deal with that universe.
     
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    I'm excited about the Fantastic Beast adaptation, both because JK Rowling is writing it and because it's a period piece. It'll be cool to see the wizarding world in the 1920s.
     
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    How many pages do you think Rowling's first draft script will be? 900?

    But yeah, considering the complete absence of the United States in the original series, this is about as far from Hogwarts as you can get.Early twentieth-century New York? I'm picturing a mix of Indiana Jones and Ghostbusters set in the Potterverse. I'm probably way off base, but regardless, sign me up. Weirdly, I find this particular story idea more appealing than the parent-story. No fate or destiny, and plenty of monsters.
     
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    When you put it that way. . .sign me up, too!
     
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    Seems like it could be a fun concept, especially with Rowling writing the screenplay. Looking forward to seeing what they do with this.
     
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    On a related note, we just visited the Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando. Wow, is it great.

    If you have a young Potter-lovin' kid, take him/ her to the real Ollivander's if you get the chance. They won't ever forget it. (However, be prepared to drop $34 on the wand that "chooses" them. ;) )
     
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    Or if you get really lucky, the one and only time we did that our son got chosen and got the wand for free. Plus it is the kind you cannot buy or at least it was that way two years ago when we went.
     
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    Nice! I didn't know that they ever gave them out for free. You can definitely buy the one my son got, but they sell a huge variety. I think they used to just sell a wand matching each of the movie characters.
     
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    Two weeks ago, trying to explain my attitudes to a 28 yr old coworker, I said "in 30 years when JK Rowling releases a trio of crappy Harry Potter prequels, your generation will have a collective gasp of 'Oh, Star Wars! We get it!'"I hope I wasn't prematurely prescient, and not just snarky.
     
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    Awesome. :)
     

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