Publishers Little, Brown Book Group, have announced that J. K. Rowling's script for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie is set to be released as a screenplay book one day after the release of the movie.
The book will cost £16.99 in the United Kingdom and an e-book will also be released by Pottermore.
Little, Brown Book Group announces today (26th April 2016) as part of the new publishing programme from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, that the screenplay of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to be published on 19th November 2016. Returning to her wizarding world, the all-new adventure film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.
The published screenplay will comprise J.K. Rowling’s full script of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: an exciting adventure featuring an array of magical creatures and characters.
Publication of the screenplay closely follows the film’s worldwide release by Warner Bros. Pictures on 18th November 2016. The ebook edition of the screenplay will be published by Pottermore, the global digital publisher of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, simultaneously with the print editions in collaboration with Little, Brown Book Group in the UK, and Scholastic in the US and Canada.
David Shelley, CEO of Little, Brown Book Group said: ‘We’re incredibly excited to be publishing J.K. Rowling’s screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first screenplay she has written and an entirely new story. This is such a big year for all fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and we are thrilled to be part of the team helping to bring it to readers.’