J.K. Rowling is planning to write ten more books of Cormoran Strike

//Por Caroline Dorigon - Wednesday, 16 de August de 2017 às 14:27

During an interview to the British Daily Mail, J.K. Rowling revealed that she intends to release more ten books of the Comoran Strike Series, the one she writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, who play Comoran Strike and Robin Ellacott on the TV series, also participated in the interview. Rowling, who approved Tom Burke right away to play Comoran’s role, told what she said when they met:

“Well I hope to God you do enjoy playing this character because I think I’ve got at least another ten books in me – so you could be locked in for quite a few years here. […] It was really important to me that we got the right people in front of the camera, and off. Because this could go on for a very long time. I hope it does, because I absolutely love writing the books”.

According to the actors, Rowling contributed with ideas during the filming, and kept hands-on with the script. She also told them what is going to happen in the fourth book of the series, Lethal White, which must come out soon.

The adaptation of The Cuckoo’s Calling will be released on BBC1 on August 27 and will have three episodes of 90 minutes each. The Silkworm is being adapted in two episodes, and the third book, Career of Evil, will also be adapted in the future.

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Lumos offers chance to win a visit to the “Fantastic Beasts” sets

//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Monday, 14 de August de 2017 às 19:34

During a live stream with actors Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler, Lumos, the charity founded by J.K. Rowling, started a new fundraiser with Wizarding World perks for donors. From exclusive illustrations to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplays signed by Rowling, the donors can even be sorted to visit the Leavesden Studios for a VIP experience on the set of the Fantastic Beasts sequel.

There are many options to donate:

  • With 12 dollars, donors gain 1 entry to the grand prize;
  • With 24 dollars, you get two entries to the prize and a digital thank you card from Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler;
  • 48 dollars will give you four entries to the grand prize plus a 30x40cm limited edition print of the cover of the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts, created by MinaLima and with gold foiling;
  • Donating 72 dollars will get you an exclusive edition of the Be The Light t-shirt, black, with a stamp featuring a quote given by the author on her 2008 Harvard Commencement Speech and published on Very Good Lives, along with six entries.

The biggest perk is a signed version of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay, presented in an exclusive suitcase made for Lumos, with only 10 available. With the 2.500 dollars price tag, the donor will also get 208 entries to the draw.

Besides the visit to the studios with three night stay and round trip air tickets, the draw also offer an exclusive painting of the famous Magizoologist Newt Scamander, painted by Henry Frasier and signed by J.K. Rowling, Eddie Redmayne and the rest of the cast.

The donations will be directed to diverse Lumos’ projects, which guarantee basic survival rights, such as clean drinking water for children in Haiti and the Lumos’ Emergency Fund, which is used to save lives and prevent harm to vulnerable children.

Anyone older than 18 can participate. To donate, click here.

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Artist creates dark arts for the 7 books of Harry Potter Series

//Por Caroline Dorigon - Sunday, 13 de August de 2017 às 22:07

The artist Dylan Pierpont created a scary re-imagining the covers of the seven books of Harry Potter series.

According to Dylan, the idea of #ScaryPotter, how he named theses arts, was born out of the dark thematic in some parts of the plot of the serie that we grew up with. The illustrations allowed him to reflect all the years he spent learning and reading with Harry Potter.

Check out below the seven cover created by him:

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Lumos will present a special “Fantastic Beasts” announcement

//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Saturday, 12 de August de 2017 às 04:22

In a mysterious way, Lumos’s social media accounts were updated this Friday, 11. The reason was the promise of a “big announcement” about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and they say fans will not want to miss it.

The announcement will be held through their social medias. With the saying “something special is coming”, the announcement will happen this Monday, August 14, at 08PM, BST. You can check your timezone clicking here.

Lumos is a charity created by J.K. Rowling to promote the end of children institutionalization in the world. Recently, they held the #ChildrenCount17 campaign, bringing partners, donors and specialists to get to the exact number of children without families. To know more about Lumos and how to get involved, you can check their official website.

The sequel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be set in Paris, London and New York, bringing Newt and his friends to an increasingly darker time of the Wizarding World, where the characters will have to chose their loyalties. With an original screenplay by J.K. Rowling, the movie is directed by David Yates and will see the return of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol. Johnny Depp will also reprise his role as Gellert Grindelwald, being the antagonist to Jude Law’s Dumbledore. The movie is set to be released on November 16, 2018.

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Psychologists conclude Harry Potter fans cope better with mourning

//Por Aline Michel - Friday, 11 de August de 2017 às 15:04

Those who read or watched the Harry Potter series, notice that death plays a prominent role in the story. Having to deal with the loss of so many major and beloved characters may have helped fans to cope better with mourning in real life, according to a research lead by psicologist from Salisbury University.

Lance Garmon and Meredith Patterson, in charge of the research, said that the recurring approach to this topic can have positive effects. For example, the series could serve as a coping mechanism for people who do dwell on death. For the younger fans, the books can also help them to understand grown-up issues.

The study involved more than 400 college studentes and also took into consideration how many times the people read or watched Harry Potter and what motiveted them to look for the serie. The resuld showed that fans with high exposition to the serie have a higher death awareness, since they had more opportunities to think about the matter.

It seems that the sacrifice of our beloved characters was not in vain. Their deaths were important not only for the plot, but also to help us to see death in a easier way, just as the younger brother Peverell did.

Fonte: Live Science

News translated by: Aline Michel

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Potter’s house in Godric’s Hollow is on the market

//Por Aline Michel - Friday, 11 de August de 2017 às 10:21

The house known by the Harry Potter’s fans as the home of the Potter Family in the movies is being sold in the United Kingdom.

De Vere House, how it is called, was used in filming of Harry Potter and the Deathlt Hallows to be the famous place where Harry lived with his parents in Godric’s Hollow until Voldemort’s attack. In real life the house, constructed in the XIV century, belonged to the Veres family, the second richest family, after the royal family.

The house has several bedrooms and bathroons, apart frm two kitchens, reception room and entreteniment spaces. There is also an outdoor dinint terrace, an old stable, kitchen garden with kitchens and a garden planted with roses, honeysuckle, lavender and irises.

Whoever wants to buy the mansion got to be prepared, as this is the second most photographed private property in the UK, after the oficial home of the British Prime Minister, at 10 Downing Street. In addition, the house is on the market for £995,000 (over 1 million dollars)!

News translated by Aline Michel

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TV adaptation of the Cormoran Strike novels receives release date

//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Friday, 11 de August de 2017 às 01:53

BBC revealed, through its official Twitter, the release date for the TV series based on the Robert Galbraith novels – written by J.K. Rowling. The first part received the official title of Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling and will premiere this month already, on the 27th.

The show is produced by Bronte Film & TV, J.K. Rowling’s production company. She is also the show’s executive producer, along with Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and Elizabeth Kilgarriff. The adaptation of the first book should be three episodes long, starring Tom Burke as the mysterious Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott, his secretary. As of yet, there are no announced dates of exhibition for the rest of the world.

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Pottermore Art Collection is now available in Europe

//Por Ana Carolina Aguiar - Tuesday, 08 de August de 2017 às 01:03

Pottermore announced that the series of prints and posters in honor of the Harry Potter series is now available not only in the UK, but also in 27 EU countries.

The Pottermore Art Collection is a selection of artwork by several very talented artists, like Montse Bernal, Olly Moss, Peter Strain, Ross Crawford and Wanissa Somsuphangsri, that will express unique views of the Wizarding World.

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This specially-curated collection includes since new versions of the book’s cover to abstract portraits of the Marauders. There is also a range of iconic quotes of characters such as Hermione, Ron and Prof. Dumbledore.

At the present, the art pieces are exclusively available on the Pottermore Shop in UK and UE, but will be shipping to the US soon.

Reviewed by Caroline Dorigon

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J.K. Rowling returns to the top of the list of the richest authors

//Por Bruna Almeida - Monday, 07 de August de 2017 às 16:13

Forbes released last week “The 2017 Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid authors” and J.K. Rowling is back at the top, after not having occupied this position for almost a decade.

To elaborate the list, Forbes considers printed and e-books sales, movies and TV earnings and expert industry opinion.

Rowling’s earnings have been boosted in the last year due to the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiere, movie for which she wrote the script, and to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which sold over 680 thousand copies only in the first three days in the United Kingdom. Besides, Bloomsbury Publishing, responsible for the Harry Potter series in the UK, released, this year, illustrated versions of the first books of the series to celebrate the 20 years of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

In the last three years the top of the list was occupied by James Patterson (Alex Cross series), that appears in the second position this year. Aside from Patterson and Rowling, some of the authors in the list are: Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Stephen King (It), Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train), EL James (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson & The Olympians).

 

News translated by: Bruna Almeida.

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New actresses for Fantastic Beasts 2 are reveled

//Por Caroline Dorigon - Saturday, 05 de August de 2017 às 22:02

New cast members for “Fantastic Beasts” indicate a presence of the French Ministry of Magic and possible scenes being shot there.

The actress Fleur de Wit listed the character ‘Parisian Ministry Witch’ for ‘Fantastic Beasts 2″ on her online resume.

Emma Holt also included on her resume that she is casted for the second parte of the series as ‘Muggle’ and Movement for CGI’.

It won’t be much surprise if the French Ministry of Magic has its appareance. Warner Bros. had already annouced and Potterish noticed here that the new plot will take place in New York, London and Paris in 1927.

Directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling, the sequel for Fantastic Beasts still does not have a title, but is set to be released on November 16th of 2018. Until then, the Blu-ray and DVD editions of the first film are already available, as well as the printed version of its screenplay.

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