‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Will Be Darker, Starts Shooting In July

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In an interview with ScreenSlam, Fantastic Beasts director David Yates was not shying away from dishing out some early details on the already confirmed sequel. First, he revealed that Fantastic Beasts 2 is currently in pre-production and is set to start filming in July next year. He also went on to mention that J.K Rowling’s script for the sequel is darker than the first film:

We’re in preproduction. We start shooting in July. That’s going to take me a couple of years – we’ll be back here in two years’ time presenting it.

I’m excited about the next one. It’s very different to the first one. The next one is like a dream. It’s quite dark and interesting and lyrical, and very different to the first one. It’s a testament to Jo as a writer that she’s not repeating herself. She’s stretching for something that feels much more unusual, actually. So for me, as a filmmaker, that’s exciting.

With regards to whether he was going to direct any of the further planned sequels for the franchise, he didn’t have a solid answer just yet:

I think I may. I don’t know yet. There such big endeavors, one can only look at one at a time, really. That’s what you have to do.

I want to carry on working on them in some shape or form because I love the people I’m working with. It’s inspiring and exciting to be working with these people.

You can view the full interview below via ScreenSlam:

David Yates will be back in the director’s seat for the Fantastic Beasts sequel set for release in 2018.

Source: ScreenSlam (via SnitchSeeker)

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