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Subject:Two interesting bits of news (news to me anyway).
Time:09:36 pm
J.K. Rowling is writing scripts for Warner Brothers for a trilogy of Harry Potter spinoff films based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them; the first will be set in 1920s USA and released next year:

http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Fantastic_Beasts_and_Where_to_Find_Them_%28film_trilogy%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Beasts_and_Where_to_Find_Them

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3183660/

Interesting idea, if they don't mess it up, but I suspect they will.



And more horrifying than anything else - William Shatner is going to narrate the Clangers for the USA.

https://youtu.be/LFkoSXPguD0
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history_monk
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Time:2015-06-05 08:40 pm (UTC)
Shatner. Clangers. If the idea is "they were both 1970s SF TV series", that is an outstanding level of missing the point even by Hollywood standards.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-05 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yup. Maybe they think he has the sort of voice US kiddies will relate to.
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curiouswombat
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Time:2015-06-05 10:32 pm (UTC)
And more horrifying than anything else - William Shatner is going to narrate the Clangers for the USA.


Good grief!
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-05 11:25 pm (UTC)
Exactly.
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jeymien
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Time:2015-06-06 01:23 am (UTC)
But - Eddie Redmayne has signed on for Fantastic Beasts, that could be a good sign?
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ffutures
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Time:2015-06-06 05:33 am (UTC)
I hope it does well, but previous films have drawn on the books - this time we're basically talking about three films based on something the size of a novelette, with no characterisation whatever. I'm just hoping it'll be watchable.

Could be worse - they could be talking about filming Quidditch Through the Ages.
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