For many kids growing up in the nineties, Harry Potter is a cherished childhood memory – the stories about the young wizard Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley caught the hearts and minds of children and adults worldwide. The seven Harry Potter books has been sold in over 400 million copies worldwide, translated into 69 languages and also filmed with great success. After 2011, when the last Harry Potter movie was released, the author J.K. Rowling has been releaseing a few books and has been part of several projects, although nothing has been even close to the success around Harry Potter.
But now it seems that J. K. Rowling is finally back with various Harry Potter-related projects! During 2016 she will release both a play and a movie. The play is called “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and will be played in London’s West End. The movie is a screen version of the book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, which is said to be a prequel to original Harry Potter books. Both the play and the movie have already attracted a lot of attention since Harry Potter fans worldwide have been waiting for years for more Harry Potter-related projects
For those who have never taken the time to enter Harry’s magical world, the books are about the orphan boy wizard Harry, who grows up with his non-magical (in the book called “muggles”) relatives. At age 11, Harry is enrolled into the magic school called Hogwarts, where he meets his two best friends: the redhead and naive boy Ron Weasley and the smart “know-it-all” girl Hermione Granger. During their years at the school new threats and situations always seem to appear and this creates many great adventures.
There are seven books: “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. In the film adaptations, the last book was split into two parts: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”.
The book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a prequel to Harry Potter and said to be taking place about 70 years before the Harry Potter series. And the world is eagerly waiting to see if this film will be as great a success as the previous films.