There’s something just super romantic about New York City in the 1920s. The raging parties, the wild fashion, the electric energy of a city finding its groove. Now, add a slew of magical creatures roaming the streets into the mix. It literally becomes the roaring twenties.
The second trailer for J.K. Rowling’s whimsical novel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which takes place in the heart of Manhattan (mostly thanks to CGI) some 70 years before Harry Potter and his classmates attended Hogwarts, has arrived. Released on Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards, the trailer has us seriously wishing that we could be transported into this intricate, imaginary version of New York. Like, now.
As hardcore Potterheads know, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was required reading for Harry Potter while at Hogwarts. And this important textbook was written by none other than warlock Newt Scamander, who, in this second trailer, we discover was kicked out of Hogwarts. In the flick, Scamander is visiting New York for a conference, and accidentally releases a bunch of magical creatures into the unsuspecting city, creating chaos amongst the muggles. (Stupid, hapless muggles.)
What ensues is basically a version of Harry Potter, but for adults.
Potter director David Yates is co-writing the new flick with Rowling, who actually didn’t pen any of the Potter films. It will be the author’s first screenwriting gig, and one we cannot wait to see.
If you need us, we’ll be watching this trailer on repeat.