It all started when Warner Bros came to me with the suggestion of turning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of Fantastic Beasts, realised by another writer was difficult.Rowling wrote two small books, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’ – both named after Harry’s schoolbooks within the novels and published in March 2001. Another Potter spin-off book, ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’, followed in December 2008. The upcoming films will take place in New York, 70 years before Harry’s story got underway, but the studio didn’t mention when the first film could go into production. We’ll keep you updated, so stay tuned.