JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Is Happening — But Who's Gonna Direct It?

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Millions of Harry Potter fans woke up this morning to find themselves faced with hyperventilation-worthy headlines. JK Rowling — Harry Potter author and Mother/Goddess to a generation whose biggest life failing is still that they were not born wizards — is writing the screenplay to a new series of movies based off Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them . The movies will be Rowling's screenwriting debut, starting in New York 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series began, and will be narrated by famed magizoologist character Newt Scamander.

It'll be a while before we actually get to see this film (we're thinking the release date will probably be around 20-eventually), but in the meantime there's a lot of fun to be had just in imagining what this could turn into. We know who's writing this thing, but who's gonna direct this new foray into expanding the Wizarding World? It's a big undertaking, so we made a list of directors we'd like to see take a crack at it.

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