Set in 1920's New York City, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" explores J.K. Rowling's magical universe in a dramatic and thrilling way, sure to excite fans around the world. In transporting the story across the Atlantic to a Prohibition-era world of city wizards and otherworldly threats, the movie seeks to open up a whole new chapter of spell casting wizardry for fans of the "Harry Potter" series. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" centers around disputes between factions who support the use of magic and those who do not. Ensuring plenty of laughs, thrills and excitement, the PG-13 film is expected to perform very well.

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J.K Rowling again poised to enchant the world

At the London premiere of the film, J.K. Rowling announced that this would be the first of a projected 5 films centered around the quirky and eccentric Magizoologist Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne. Redmayne appeared alongside Rowling at the premiere and each beaming with enthusiasm about introducing fans of Harry Potter into a whole new world that will feel familiar, while at the same time stand on its own as a unique expression of the sociohistorical magical universe started with Harry, Ron and Hermione.

Concepts like the Magical Congress of United States and Jonny Depp showing up dramatically alongside some familiar faces and ideas make "Fantastic Beasts" the perfect film for those who absolutely adore the world of wizarding that Rowling was so masterfully able to create. Fans around the world can rejoice because the film will soon see worldwide theatrical release.

'Fantastic Beasts' goes worldwide Friday, November 18th

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be released in the United States and many other places on Friday, November 18th.

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For those who fell in love with the Harry Potter books and movies, new Rowling is the perfect holiday treat. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone," which was originally published in 1997, went on to be one of 10 bestselling books of all time, grossing $8 billion; subsequent films have earned $7.8bn in global distribution.

While it is unclear if "Fantastic Beasts" will be as beloved as Harry Potter, at the London premiere, J.K. Rowling looked more than enthusiastic and joyful about the prospect of writing and creating more and for the fans.

That's about the best news any fan could hope for.