(LONDON) — Harry Potter fans unite! Warner Bros. announced Thursday that J.K. Rowling, the author of the wildly popular book series, is writing a new film.
It will be based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a fictious textbook for the wizarding world she created in the Potter books.
In a statement, Rowling said the movie “is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.”
The story will begin in New York, 70 years before the start of Potter’s story.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN