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New Harry Potter trilogy to film in NZ!

April 1, 2014

Yesterday, the NZ Herald announced that “author JK Rowling has reportedly teamed up with Warner Bros. to write a film trilogy based on her wizard textbook Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. Set in the same wizarding world before the time of Harry Potter, the movies will follow the adventures of Newt Scamander, a magical creatures expert known as a “magizoologist”.”

Unconfirmed reports have said that at least one of the movies will be filmed in New Zealand. “It makes sense because we already have dragons here, from when we filmed Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit”, said the source. “Smaug has already been introduced to the Chinese Fireball that Viktor Krum faced in the Triwizard Tournament in 1994, and we hope that she will birth several eggs shortly, which will give them plenty of time to reach maturity before filming begins.  Production aids are travelling to Westeros and Essos as well, looking for more dragon eggs, and to meet with Daenerys Targaryen to see if she will allow her three dragons to be bred”.

Obviously, this is quite a coup for the New Zealand film industry.   “There are rumours George R. R. Martin has indicated that he would like to consult on the project, as he is quite knowledgeable about dragon rearing”, said the source, “and fingers crossed that esteemed director Peter Jackson can be tempted to jump on board as well”.

George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin

 

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Baby Smaug

Smaug as a baby

 

 

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