The New York Times: In ‘Beasts,’ Rowling Cloaks Politics in a Tale of Magicby Donizete Junior
In a special article about “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, The New York Times published about what might be on the new franchise’s subtext.
“The new film does not go back to Hogwarts or even take place in Britain. Instead, the thoroughly British series here moves across the Atlantic and back in time to 1926 New York, when the city was riven by many of the same social fault lines of the current political moment, like extreme income inequality and xenophobia.”
The article counts with words from director David Yates and producer David Heyman, who shaped together J.K. Rowling’s script.
“The first draft of “Fantastic Beasts,” Mr. Yates said, was “predominantly dark and intense and fundamentally more serious.” A subsequent version, he said, was “very broad and playful, and that felt quite young,” as if they were “just remaking the earlier films.” Then Ms. Rowling found her groove.”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” premieres on November 18th.
News translated by: Beatriz Souza