Watch the first full trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

The first full trailer for the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has been unveiled – and you can watch it right here.

Edinburgh author JK Rowling has penned the script for the film, which  is set around 70 years before the Harry Potter saga begins and focuses on magizoologist Newt Scamander, who’s travelling the globe to discover some truly magical creatures.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them hits cinemas on November 18.

Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, heading up a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Samantha Morton.

David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, has returned to direct Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Rowling recently revealed that Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will form part of a trilogy of movies.

The author divulged the information on Twitter while responding to rumours that Harry Potter stage play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, would also be turned into a movie.

Rowling said that the stage play will remain off the big screen – but that fans can expect a lot more from the Fantastic Beasts series.

When the film was announced in 2013, Rowling said: “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.

“The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.”

Producer David Heyman says the new movie has a similar tone to 2005’s Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, which was directed by Mike Newell.

“It’s like the fourth. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical – and it’s not that, but it’s got the humour of of that film,” Heyman told Entertainment Weekly. “It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humour, that very human, natural character comedy.”

“And now David is always looking for truthful, human moments, it’s never just a gag, he’s grounding [the storytelling moments] in a reality, added Heyman, producer of all eight blockbuster Harry Potter films. [Beasts] is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too.”

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