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David Yates nears deal to direct Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts

David Yates nears deal to direct Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts

David Yates is reportedly in talks to return to the Harry Potter universe to direct the spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Jk Rowling is making her screenwriting debut with the story of Newt Scamander, but the film is neither a direct prequel or sequel to the Harry Potter movies.

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The upcoming movie is set in New York roughly 70 years before the Harry Potter series, and will centre on Newt's supernatural adventures.

Yates previously directed four films in the Harry Potter franchise, starting with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

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Although no deal is secured yet for Yates to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yet, Variety reports that the director and Warner Bros are close to an agreement.

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