JK Rowling`s `Fantastic Beasts` movie to be shot in UK

Los Angeles: JK Rowling`s `Harry Potter` spin-off `Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them`, which is set 70 years before the story of boy wizard, will be shot in UK.

The shooting of the film will take place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden. The movie is slated to hit theaters on November 18, 2016 and the makers are hoping for a new trilogy with it.

The first installment will be written by JK Rowling herself based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same title which features Newt Scamander, the schoolbook`s fictitious author in the Potterverse.

`Beasts` is an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society but Newt`s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry`s, reportedly.

Alfonso Cuaron who helmed `Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban` was previously rumored to direct the spin-off, but he denied the report.