J.K. Rowling Film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Gets a Release Date

Warner Bros. has set the release date for the new J.K. Rowling film adaptation Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for November 18, 2016.

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The studio struck up a deal with Rowling last year for a film adaptation of her 2001 book of the same name, which is also the name of a textbook in the Harry Potter series.

Rowling is writing the screenplay for the new film. The film’s synopsis, according to IMDb: “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.”

No one has been cast and there is currently no director attached to the project. 

Books – 15th Anniversary Cover Revealed for “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Those of you who are fans of the Harry Potter series, you will be interested to know that Scholastic will be releasing a new set of paperbacks to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. These new editions will be released September 2013!

The new covers for these special anniversary versions will be done by Japanese artist Kazu Kibuishi. Take a look at the cover for the Sorcerer’s Stone below:

Be sure to check in to see photos of the other covers when they are released! What do you think of this new cover? Will you be buying the set with the new covers?

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone - 15th Anniversary Cover

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Flashback Friday – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

For Flashback Friday this week, we are going to take a look at some pictures of the cast from the very first Harry Potter film. Two different titles were used for both the movie and book, due to some controversy; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.   That aside, enjoy these behind-the-scenes and promotional photos from the first ever Harry Potter movie.

Isn’t it amazing how much they have changed? What do you think about these photos? Do you miss Harry Potter?

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Cover Art for J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” Released

The cover for J.K. Rowling’s adult novel The Casual Vacancy has been revealed. This is Rowling’s first adult novel and it is set to hit book stores on September 27, 2012. The novel is going to be 512 pages long. Here is an updated plot summary from Rowling’s publisher:

“When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J. K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.”

What do you think of the cover? Is this a book that might interest you as a reader?

 

Source: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2012/07/03/j-k-rowling-casual-vacancy-cover/