Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay

by J. K. Rowling

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Overview

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the Wizarding World, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781102343
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2018
Series: Harry Potter
Sold by: Pottermore Limited
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 9,555
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a screenplay inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author. She has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2016, and on Broadway in the spring of 2018. In 2012 J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy news, features, and articles, as well as original content from J.K. Rowling. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adult readers, and the Strike crime series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and Companion of Honour, France’s Légion d’honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Hometown:

Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England

Education:

Exeter University

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At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While being moved from America to England, Grindelwald escapes and starts his campaign to gather his supporters and begin his crusade to raise wizards up in the world so that they rule over non-wizards. Lines are drawn and loyalties are tested as Dumbledore and Grindelwald gather their allies. Take 20% off coupons from 100promo.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love all of JK Rowlings books. I am a huge harry potter fan and the fantasric beasts movies are also really good. It is cool because you can see the wizarding world before harry potter! I also recomend that you read the screen plays after you see the moves, it relly helps you understand them better. Honestly, I think I might like the fantastic beasts movies more than the harry potter movies!!! :) The cliffhangar at the end of this is sooo annoying, but it gets you excited for the next move!!!!! Team Newtina forever!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Crimes of Grindelwald, the original screenplay by J. K. Rowling brings the movie into your home as you read! Perfectly J. K. Rowling with surprises and twists that make me extraordinarily happy and excited for the rest of the five-film series and, of course, their screenplays! 5 solid stars and a thank you to J. K. Rowling for bringing more of the Wizarding World into the light!
Anonymous 26 days ago
Totally cool! Can't wait for the next edition of the fantastic beasts.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I like how harry had the ston in the end and bets voldomor
Anonymous 8 months ago
Hi! So I realy like this book you should read it, So if you see me i have brown hair and brown eyes i live in illinois bye!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I am a hardcore Harry Potter fan, so I had high expectations for The Crime of Grindelwald. Unfortunately, this installment of Fantasric Beasts limboed disappoiningly easily under the high bar establised by its predecessor.
Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
After the first one I was really excited to read this one and see the movie. But even though I loved that one so much, this one just didn't seem to be for me. It seemed like it wasn't staying on topic and was trying to be just another Harry Potter story. Griendelwald was captured, but being the powerful wizard he is, he escaped. And now witches and wizards across the world were in danger. Dumbledore enlists the help of Newt Scamander to get him to bring him in. But Grindelwald has already sunk his ideas into many people's heads and his plan to rise up over the non-magical beings is still being carried out. Although this was part of the Harry Potter world, it wasn't for me. I think it was because the characters... Like I get that it was about the Crimes of Grindlewald, but its also called Fantastic Beasts... But there was little to no focus on them. It seemed like they were an after-thought everytime they came up. And the ending with the beasts was a bit anticlimactic. I just felt like I was cheated from looking at all the beasts. I also didn't care for all the back stories of everyone. Without them there wouldn't have even been a plot. It went really slow and seemed like it was just trying to be a Harry Potter prequel and wasn't really their own story. The only reason I didn't really hate it was because I knew there would be 3 or 4 more parts to this story. Hopefully it won't move as slow as this one. But overall, its still Harry Potter. Which means I was still impressed with the way Rowling was able to tie everything together. Seeing how all these movies will come together and then how they will correlate to the Harry Potter series will be interesting. This wasn't my favorite, but it wasn't terrible either. Definitely not what I was expecting, but still about my favorite series EVER. I know you won't always like everything about something, (have y'all read the Order of the Phoenix?!) and this was one of those times. Hopefully I'll like the other ones just a bit more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have nt read yet but looks good
18876111 More than 1 year ago
*Disclaimer: I saw the movie before reading the screenplay. I really enjoyed reading the screenplay, there are tiny little details in the screenplay that aren't in the movie. There's more context in the screenplay, as the scenes are described in detail. I had a great experience reading this screenplay.
WriterDesigner More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful book, story and presentation. The cover is gorgeous and the book is nicely illustrated. As a screenwriter, I will point out that this is a shooting script, and it may be difficult for the average reader to follow. It would have been better to use the original script without the gazillion "beats" and camera angles (also scenes are not numbered until it becomes a shooting script). As an example, a beat represents a pause in the action. Instead of beat, you might say: He looked away (or whatever applies). Rather than a camera angle, when one first writes a feature film script, it is written in more story form for the script reader, and if she or he likes it, they pass it up the line. Only after it is sold does it get rewritten as a shooting script as presented in this book. Instead of a camera angle such as ON, or CLOSE ON, one might describe the area then say something directly about the person or object to be "close on." If it had been printed this way for the book, it would have been a much easier read for a non-screenwriter to read, and also felt more like "story" versus a bunch of directions. I have dealt with screenwriters for many years through all the stages, so this would be my only criticism of the book. Otherwise, love the story and presentation, just wish it had been told from a "spec" script format rather than the "shooting" script.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, so cleverly written, exciting and a fun read! I love readjust J K Rowling’s stories of the wizarding world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend reading the screenplay after watching the latest Fantastic Beasts film. This provides details that are quickly shown in the film. You really get a grasp of what is going on through the story. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment.
HMaciejeski More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie on Friday, November 16th, 2018, and all I can tell you is that this is the introduction of darker things to come in the final three books and movies. There was surprises and some sadness and disappointment in some characters. All I can say further is that I look forward to reading the other three books and seeing the other three future movies and that I am sure that you will enjoy reading this screenplay and seeing the movie. I mean who doesn't like Nifflers and especially Niffler babies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picks up where the previous installment left off, but lacks much of it's charm. There appear to be some inconsistencies with previous Potter lore, such as McGonagall's appearance in the timeline, but overall still enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The girl who hung out with credence her name is nagini the name of voldemorts snake and the guy hosting the circus thing said that she would turn into a snake forever until neville killeda her with godric gryffindors sword. Also since a phenoix came to credence it means hes a dumbledore, but it is the same pheonix that dumbledore has in the harry potter books. Lastly why did voldemort make nagini a horcrux?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Happy Thanksgiving :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't say this book was bad . I love J.K Rowling but I didn't like how the book was written like a play and I did not know what original screen play meant but I read up til 120 pages of it and decide that I didn't like it oh and if people are curious the book has 227 pages . Also something I didn't like that I paid 26.49 dollars for a book that didn't have a good set of pages I was hoping for 400 pages or more for a book that expensive. Like really its better if you go to the movie instead . I was lost most of the time when reading this book.I was literally dying to read this book that she made but I am so disappointed that I was so happy about this book coming out and turning out I didn't like it . I had moved a lot of things in my day to go to Barns and nobles get the book early so when they ran out I would have one . I was disappointed but I did like it enough to give it a 3 out of 5 as rating . if you like screen play totally recommend for you but if you don't like screen play don't get it . I returned the book any ways .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't say this book was bad . I love J.K Rowling but I didn't like how the book was written like a play and I did not know what original screen play meant but I read up til 120 pages of it and decide that I didn't like it oh and if people are curious the book has 227 pages . Also something I didn't like that I paid 26.49 dollars for a book that didn't have a good set of pages I was hoping for 400 pages or more for a book that expensive. Like really its better if you go to the movie instead . I was lost most of the time when reading this book.I was literally dying to read this book that she made but I am so disappointed that I was so happy about this book coming out and turning out I didn't like it . I had moved a lot of things in my day to go to Barns and nobles get the book early so when they ran out I would have one . I was disappointed but I did like it enough to give it a 3 out of 5 as rating . if you like screen play totally recommend for you but if you don't like screen play don't get it . I returned the book any ways .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait! First FB blow me away and Dumble dore is in the second one! Also ther is some great thoeries like how theres a dragon invovled!!!!!!