David Heyman says FANTASTIC BEASTS shares the same spirit as a particular Harry Potter film!
David Yates directed the final four Harry Potter films, but it turns out his next project in the Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, will have a feel more similar to one of his predecessor’s Potter films!
According to producer David Heyman, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will have a vibe that’s most comparable to Mike Newell’s fourth film in the original franchise, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!
“[Fantastic Beasts has] got the charm of the fourth. It’s like the fourth. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical — and it’s not that, but it’s got the humor of of that film. It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humor, that very human, natural character comedy. And now David is always looking for truthful, human moments, it’s never just a gag, he’s grounding [the storytelling moments]in a reality. [Beasts] is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too.”
Of course, the dragons and mermaids might be a good reason for the comparison as well, as many of the trickier “fantastic beasts” played a role in Goblet of Fire‘s Triwizard Tournament.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is currently filming and will fly into theaters on November 18, 2016.