Years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 closed the book on J.K. Rowling‘s original fantasy saga, Warner Bros. is cracking open a new story from the franchise. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them picks up in 1920s New York — seven decades and one ocean removed from Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts — but it’s set within the same universe, with all the whimsical inventions and fanciful creatures that entails.
Eddie Redmayne leads the spinoff as Newt Scamander, a British “magizoologist” who heads to America in search of magical creatures to document. While there, he encounters all manner of new characters, both wizard and Muggle — or “No-Maj,” rather, which is apparently the American term for Muggles. Watch the very first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer after the jump.
Wow so the same week the new Star wars is about to drop, they drop the trailer to the new Star Trek Film. Some people can't even tell the difference but I can!
The film is having a limited release this christmas before their official release in January. So if you live in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Denver, Miami, Cleveland, Orlando, Sacramento, St. Louis, Portland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, San Diego, Nashville, Kansas City, San Antonio, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Austin, New Orleans, Providence, Knoxville, Santa Barbara, Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver then you're in luck!
Tickets are on sale now, so act fast!
TARANTINO’S THE HATEFUL EIGHT TO PREMIERE IN 70MM ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND NATIONWIDE THEATRICAL DIGITAL RELEASE ON DECEMBER 31, 2015
Advance Tickets for 70MM Roadshow Theaters Available Starting Today
Kicking Off The “12 Days of HATEFUL EIGHT Giveways” Contest
New York, NY December 14, 2015 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that Academy Award® winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming feature THE HATEFUL EIGHT, will premiere in 70mm on December 25, 2015 exclusively for a 1-week roadshow opening that will be featured in glorious 70mm in 100 theaters nationwide. Following the 1-week engagement, the film will open with a theatrical digital release nationwide on December 31, 2015, while continuing to be shown in 70mm as well. The film premieres tonight in New York in 70mm at the Ziegfeld theater.
Starting today, moviegoers can purchase tickets for the 70mm roadshow showings at tickets.thehatefuleight.com. To mark the occasion, Quentin and TWC are commemorating the opening with the “12 Days of HATEFUL EIGHT Giveaways”, where each day a different HATEFUL EIGHT prize, memorabilia or once-in-a-lifetime experience will be given away to moviegoers who buy roadshow tickets in advance leading up to the Christmas day opening.
The exclusive roadshow engagement that THE HATEFUL EIGHT is embarking on will replicate the special event releases that films used to receive in the early and mid-twentieth century. They screened a longer version of the film than would have been shown in wide release, including a musical overture to start the show and an intermission between acts, and moviegoers received a special souvenir program. THE HATEFUL EIGHT roadshow experience will offer moviegoers all three special features. Roadshows were the gold standard for exhibiting pictures like LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, GONE WITH THE WIND, CLEOPATRA, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and BEN HUR.
Not since the 1966 film Khartoum starring Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier has a film been shot in Ultra Panavision 70 format. In 2012, TWC distributed Paul Thomas Anderson’s acclaimed film THE MASTER in a similar 70mm format. Beloved by filmmakers and cinephiles for its wide-scope and high-resolution image quality, Ultra Panavision70mm stock captures nearly twice the landscape of the more common 35mm and digital styles. Because of its unique quality and its importance to the art of filmmaking, Quentin, TWC, and a number of other major Hollywood directors and studios have negotiated deals with Kodak to continue production of 70mm and other film formats despite their higher costs and complexity of use.
The lead cast for THE HATEFUL EIGHT will include: Samuel L. Jackson (DJANGO UNCHAINED), Kurt Russell (ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK), Jennifer Jason Leigh (MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE), Walton Goggins (Justified), Demian Bichir (A BETTER LIFE), Tim Roth (RESERVOIR DOGS), Michael Madsen (RESERVOIR DOGS), and Bruce Dern (NEBRASKA). Written and directed by Tarantino, THE HATEFUL EIGHT is produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Stacey Sher and Shannon McIntosh. Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Georgia Kacandes are executive producing, and Coco Francini and William Paul Clark are associate producing.
Im totally going to see this in theaters. I think it was 2 christmas ago I went to see Django in theaters and it was so magical so there's no way Im skipping out on that experience this year!
Django unchained is one of my favorite films and probably my all time favorite western next to Posse and 3:10 to Yuma. Sure, like all great directors he takes directly from his influences of filmmakers before him but he does it so well that he only do a film when he feels like it. These days, some directors are just making money to pay off bills and to build a new indoor pool in their condo. Roadshows like this don't come often. I don't even have a dollar to my name but I know come christmas day, I'll be selling my ass on the corner just so I can afford to see this film, Star wars and maybe Chiraq!
Come look at this mess here!