Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay - J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling

  • Release Date: 2016-11-18
  • Genre: Film
Score: 4.5
From 232 Ratings


When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...

Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.

The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.


  • I’m lovin’ it

    By This was epic
  • Edited to the final cut of the film.

    By Film Score Nerd
    There are several deleted scenes on the bluray that are not included in this. Including the Ilvermorney school song. I was hoping for the complete script. Oh well.
  • How not to write a screenplay

    By G.P.K.
    This is a prime example of someone who has no clue how to formally write a screenplay, good thing the franchise sells itself. Any screenwriter could use this as primary curriculum to show all the mistakes untrained writers make in screen writing. Example- he is running toward the train. (No) He runs toward the train. "Ing" is almost never used in screenwriting. I'm sure the story is entertaining to some, but the writing should not be lauded.
  • I love this movie!

    By Bibliomaniac357
    This is the besg movie in the Harry Potter series. I like the original books more, of course, but this is the best movie. I can't wait to see all 5!
  • Master stroke

    By sXio
    I didn't have high hope in a screenplay type of the fantastic beast story, but it turns out i was wrong. Emotions and sense of marvel can be felt in each words of the book. And i finished the book moved and curious to see how the movie will set this all up.
  • Sounds interesting

    By Kiki evans
    I haven't yet read this book but I am very hopeful that it will be just as entertaining as the Harry Potter series. I hope that an audiobook version will be available on day one for those kids who have difficulty reading in book form.
  • Boi

    By Darth_Lumeni
    The play script for the cursed child ripped out my soul so I'd guess the screenplay for fantastic beasts should do more or less the same
  • This Is The Script Not The Original Book

    By Che Quique's iTunes
    Now that the title gets that out of the way, let me tell you the following: I have the original book (hard bound) published by Scholastic plus the original ebook released by Pottermore Store; they are both the same and entertaining reading, indeed. However, I'm pre-ordering this title so I can, as I did with "The Cursed Child", let my imagination take flight and visualize this wonderful world that a whole bunch of us has come to love!