Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them tells about the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
The book of the same name was released by author, J.K. Rowling, in 2001. It contains the history of “Magizoology” and describes 75 magical species found around the world, as catalogued by the fictional author Newt Scamander on his travels across 5 continents.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will be the first movie of a new trilogy taking place in the Harry Potter universe, however many years prior to Harry and his friends’ adventures at Hogwarts.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.