Fantastic Beasts Film: Six upcoming books
June 4, 2016
In the following months, HarperCollins is going to publish a series of books related to the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. So far, there are only six books confirmed.
Three of them are colouring books: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Characters and Places Colouring Book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Creatures Colouring Book and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Book of 20 Postcards to Colour. The first one (Magical Characters and Places) will be published on September 1st, while the remaining two will be available from December 16.
The other three books looks more promising:
The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is edited by Dermot Power, the concept artist of the film, and it will let us explore the art department of the movie:
Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award®-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
The Art of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, edited by Dermot Power, concept artist on the film, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt Scamander in the wizarding world: From the earliest gatherings of the artists, designers and filmmakers to the magical time of the film’s production itself at Leavesden Studios.
Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves, this superb book – officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products – presents a visual feast for readers, and will welcome fans of Harry Potter films into the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Mark Salisbury and Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Ian Nathan will tell the making of the movie, including facsimile props, photos, artwork and anecdotes by cast and crew.
Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J.K. Rowling’s script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen.
Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them.
Officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and designed by MinaLima, designers of the graphic props for the Harry Potter films as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Case of Beasts delivers an enchanting interactive experience by sharing filmmaking secrets, film photography and artwork, and behind-the-scenes stories from cast and crew. Full of removable, facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movie, along with some very special effects, this collectible volume offers a unique look from the talented group who created this movie magic.
Return to the wizarding world and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought J.K. Rowling’s all-new adventure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the big screen.
Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them introduces filmmaking fans to Newt Scamander, Magizoologist, and the principal characters, locations, artefacts and beasts that he encounters in 1920s New York.
Each section contains profiles of the key characters, with revealing insights from Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, and many others, together with sections on set design, costumes, make-up, special effects, art department & props (especially wands!), which are illuminated by interviews with David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, Colleen Atwood and a magical army of other crew. Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, and officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
These last three books will be available on November 18, 2016: the release date of the film itself – and also one day later than the release date of the script book.