If Star Wars can live on forever and ever, fuck it, so can Harry Potter. Just because there aren’t any new Harry Potter books doesn’t mean the Harry Potter money train can’t keep rolling. And so JK Rowling will be writing a script for a film set in the Harry Potter universe, but before the events of the Harry Potter series. The new Potterverse film will be called ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, based on a book that appeared at Hogwart’s.
Before ou get too excited, note that I said “short story”, not “Doctor Who episode”. While it would be a contemporary Anglophile’s dream to have Rowling write an episode of Doctor Who, having her add her talent to the official Doctor Who canon is cool enough. But we can still all cross our fingers for a JK Rowling episode as well.
At this point in human history, very very few people have been into space and very, very, very few people even have the opportunity to go beyond our planet. JK Rowling apparently once had that chance, but she turned it down. What the hell Rowling?
When you’re the world’s wealthiest author, you can afford to give your kids the kind of treehouses other kids can only dream of. This pair of Hogwarts inspired treehouse things were built for JK Rowling’s kids for the low low price of only about a quarter of a million dollars. Yup, her kids’ treehouses are probably worth more than you as a human being.
Finally, after the books are long finished and the last Harry Potter movie has been released, you can now get Harry Potter books in ebook format. Instead of being available through an individual retailer’s site however, all the books are being sold through JK Rowling’s Pottermore site, a rarity in the competitive ebook world.
Just because JK Rowling is done with Harry Potter and has made a gazillion dollars from it, it doesn’t mean she’s writing. She announced today that she’s currently working on her first novel for adults, but didn’t offer any details. I just hope it’s an “adult” novel and not just a novel for grown-ups if you catch my drift.
Harry, Ron and Hermione… they’re like the Three Musketeers of the Harry Potter series, but author JK Rowling recently revealed that she seriously considered offing Harry’s best friend halfway through the series.
Today, JK Rowling launched Pottermore.com, with the mysterious screen you see above, with very little indication as to what it all means other than the fact that it’s more or less certain it’s not a new book. So what is it? A movie, a game, a theme park, an interpretive dance routine? Nobody knows.
When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows comes out in July, it’ll be the end of the Harry Potter movie franchise and give Daniel Radcliffe reason to do more naked theater with horses or whatever it is he wants to do. Some people were sort of disappointed with the slow pace of Part 1, but it was only the first half of a book. Part 2 promises to be much more full of action and more death.