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.
Here's what J.K. Rowling had to say about the project.
"Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years,