Wands at the ready! It’s episode 20 and way past time we head to Hogwarts.
Not an award we usually get to cover here at the Bureau, but it proved to be a good year for genre plays. Well, one in particular, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The play, a sequel to the original seven books that follows young Albus Potter’s adventures at Hogwarts, won six Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Direction of a Play.
You can see the full results of the award ceremony here.
Back for another round and it’s a whopper.
- Batman v Superman
- Independence Day: Resurgence
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Star Trek Beyond
- X-Men: Apocalypse
- The BFG
Been a while, so here’s a round-up of what’s left for the Summer and what’s coming later this year.
- The Book of Life
- Dinosaur 13
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- The Maze Runner
- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
- The Penguins of Madagascar
- The Theory of Everything
- Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
It was just announced (Variety) that J.K. Rowling will make her screenwriting debut scripting the first in a series of movies based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a fictitious book which is a non-fiction textbook at Hogwarts in the world of Harry Potter. No release dates have been announced yet.
Pottermore.com is the newest project from the uber-queen of the literary world. Billed as an interactive version of the original story where “you” get play a part.
It’s a little light on details and it won’t open until October, but Rowling went on YouTube early this morning to give us some information.
Also of note: The site will be exclusive place to buy the eBook version of the series. I hope they make them compatible with Kindles and Nooks.
For more on the project, check out the video from the author herself.
It all comes down to this and it looks awesome.
And July 15th is my anniversary. Thank you WB for making this an easy present!
Our first look at just the first half of the last book. (Wow, that’s an ugly sentence).
Some of the scenes we saw in the first trailer, but it does have scads of new stuff to see. Based on what’s here, I have a pretty good idea of where the films break the book.