Random News: Harry Potter Movie World News and New TV Show

Hello Lovely Readers,

So I am a little late to share this news, and I am still not sure how I feel about it. It was announced earlier this week that the new film in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts, will be at least a trilogy. You can read the article here. While I love the idea of a new Harry Potter world movie, I am not sure I want three, especially as they are looking to release them one year apart like The Hobbit movies. I guess this is one thing that I will just have to judge as we get to see footage.

Also this week I found out that there are plans for a live action Little Mermaid film directed by Sofia Coppola. The main rumors about the movie so far are that Emma Watson (Hermione from the Harry Potter movies) is in talks to play Ariel. However, Watson has said that she has not seen the script yet, so she hasn’t actually taken the part (read here). I am not sure if I see her as Ariel, but I am interested in a live action Little Mermaid film, as I am curious if they will keep to the Disney story or go to the darker original text!

The last news is all the build up I have been seeing for the new TV series, Penny Dreadful. I have to say I am very interested to see the series. Many of my favorite book characters (like Jim from The Sally Lockhart Mysteries) read penny dreadfuls. Even better, this TV series seems to have a decent budget and some great actors, but best of all they promise some of my favorite Gothic literary characters (such as Dorian Gray, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mina Harker). Buzzfeed did a neat article looking at the production of the series as well as several trailers, here. Also Doctor Who actress, Billie Piper, will also be one of the characters in the show (article here). You can watch one of the trailers below.

So what do you guys think about the Fantastic Beasts movies? Would you see a live action Little Mermaid? And will anyone else be tunning in to watch Penny Dreadful?

Until next time,


About Lynne

I am currently a PhD student of Forensic Psychology, which may explain the off mix of extremely morbid books sitting next to children’s books. Hailing from the Midwest in the United States of America, I have now lived in England for over 2 years (which will explain any strange grammar usage). From a very young age, my parents cultivated a love of reading, and never restricted what I read. When I reached middle school I began reading Shakespeare (a lifelong love affair), but had also discovered the wonders of young adult fiction. While the world may now expect me to read books more reflective of my age, I have fought this and am a strong supporter of the YA novel! Despite having very little free time, I still sets aside time for a reading every evening, and listens to books on my way to University. I dream of one day being a published novelist and published scientist!

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