El mundo de Harry Potter regresa al cine

El mundo de Harry Potter regresa al cine

Cuando tienes un producto que produce tanto dinero y emoción es difícil dejarlo ir. Especialmente cuando no encuentras algo que lo reemplace. Warner Bros anunció que se juntará con la exitosa escritora J.K. Rowling para llevar el mundo de Harry Potter de regreso al cine con una nueva historia inspirada en uno de los libros ficticios del mágico universo: “Fantásticas bestias y donde encontrarlas”

La misma Rowling escribirá el guion del filme, que se enfocará en Newt Scamander, el autor del libro, una historia que ocurre 70 años antes de los eventos que conocemos. La misma autora se expresó sobre la noticia:

“Todo comenzó cuando Warner Bros. vino a mí con la sugerencia de convertir “Animales fantásticos y dónde encontrarlos” en una película. Pensé que era una idea divertida, pero la idea de ver a Newt Scamander, el supuesto autor de ‘Animales Fantásticos’, hecho por otro escritor era difícil. Después de haber vivido tanto tiempo en mi universo de ficción, me siento muy protector de este y yo ya sabía mucho acerca de Newt. Como los fans incondicionales de Harry Potter sabrán, me gusta tanto que hasta casé a su nieto, Rolf, con uno de mis personajes favoritos de la serie de Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood.

“A pesar de que se encuentra en la comunidad mundial de brujas y magos en la yo fui tan feliz durante diecisiete años, “Animales fantásticos y dónde encontrarlos” no es ni una precuela ni una secuela de la serie de Harry Potter, sino una extensión del mundo mágico. Las leyes y costumbres de la escondida sociedad mágica será familiar para cualquiera que haya leído los libros de Harry Potter o visto las películas, pero la historia de Newt comenzará en Nueva York, setenta años antes de que Harry se pone en marcha.”

El CEO de Warner, Kevin Tsujihara también anunció que el filme vendrá acompañado de un vieo juego y una atracción dentro del parque de diversiones de Harry Potter en los estudios Universal.

“Estábamos desesperados. Pensamos que podríamos encontrar otra franquicia que sacara tanto dinero como Harry Poster, o como se llame, honestamente pensamos que con hacer cualquier otra película que se pareciera, que tuviera que ver con magia o romance como la de los vampiros brillantes sería suficiente para que los jovencitos se pelearan por comprar la taquilla pero, no equivocamos. Tuvimos que convencer a Rowling de que volviera a escribir algo – ¡cualquier cosa! – sobre Larry Polter y de alguna forma sacarle más chavos a esa cosa. Al final la convencimos con par de millones más y revelarle finalmente que era lo que había dentro del maletín en Pulp Fiction”.

Ok, Qiibonautas, es posible que lo que acaban de leer me lo inventé descaradamente. Disculpen, no lo vuelvo a hacer. Fue mi cínica forma de expresar mi opinión. Ahora les toca a ustedes, ¿Qué opinan sobre esta noticia? ¿Te alegra saber que viene más del mundo Harry Potter o no te interesa?

Aquí tiene el comunicado oficial de prensa:

Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expanded creative partnership with world-renowned, best-selling author J.K. Rowling. At the center of the partnership is a new film series from Rowling’s world of witches and wizards, inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and the adventures of the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander. The announcement was made by Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be an original story and will mark Rowling’s screenwriting debut. It is planned as the first picture in a new film series. Set in the wizarding world, the story will feature magical creatures and characters, some of which will be familiar to devoted Harry Potter fans.

“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” said Rowling. “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”

“We are incredibly honored that Jo has chosen to partner with Warner Bros. on this exciting new exploration of the world of wizardry which has been tremendously successful across all of our businesses,” said Tsujihara. “She is an extraordinary writer, who ignited a reading revolution around the world, which then became an unprecedented film phenomenon. We know that audiences will be as excited as we are to see what her brilliant and boundless imagination conjures up for us.”

In addition to the film series, “Fantastic Beasts” will also be developed across the Studio’s video game, consumer products and digital initiatives businesses, including enhanced links with Pottermore.com, Rowling’s digital online experience built around the Harry Potter stories.

The Studio’s expanded partnership with Rowling also covers the continued expansion of its Harry Potter activities, including the wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks in conjunction with partner Universal Parks and Resorts (currently in Orlando, FL; opening in Hollywood, CA and Osaka, Japan), digital initiatives (including Pottermore), video games, consumer products and visitor attractions.

In addition, Warner Bros. will serve as the worldwide TV distributor (excluding the U.K.) of J.K. Rowling’s upcoming television adaptation for the BBC of “The Casual Vacancy,” her best-selling first novel aimed at adult audiences. This miniseries begins production in 2014.

The relationship will be managed in London by Neil Blair of The Blair Partnership, Rowling’s literary agency, and Josh Berger, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland and Spain, who will serve as Warner Bros.’ chief business contact for all J.K. Rowling initiatives going forward.

Rowling’s expanded quote regarding “Fantastic Beasts” is below:

“It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favorite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.

As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.

I particularly want to thank Kevin Tsujihara of Warner Bros. for his support in this project, which would not have happened without him. I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it.”

 

 

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