The director, producer and stars of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came to Toronto to open a world exclusive fan experience for the (hopefully) magical film.
Canadian fans will have the opportunity to step inside a giant replica of Newt Scamander’s suitcase to see props and costumes from the film and take part in VR and gaming activations. Read on for details.
FANTASTIC BEASTS TAKE OVER TORONTO!
STARS OF FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM OPEN WORLD EXCLUSIVE FAN EXPERIERENCE DOWNTOWN!
TORONTO, CANADA, November 9, 2016 – Yesterday evening, director David Yates and producer David Heyman touched down in Toronto with actors, Eddie Redmayne, Alison Sudol, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller, for the special red carpet opening of a world exclusive fan experience. Over a thousand Muggles, No-majs and wizards flocked to Yonge -Dundas Square to celebrate the magic of the upcoming theatrical release.
The one-of-a-kind immersive exhibit opened up for a two-day viewing welcoming Canadians into a new era of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World. Today from 10am-9pm, fans will be able to step inside a gigantic replica of the iconic “Newt Scamander” suitcase to see costumes and props from production and participate in enticing VR and gaming activations. Guests will also be able to purchase advance tickets to see the film in IMAX® and have the chance to win exciting prizes by uploading highlights of their visit using the hashtag #FantasticBeastsTO.
This cinematic, immersive exhibit is sponsored by IMAX® and Audi Canada, and was created by LexPR.
“FANTASTIC BEAST AND WHERE TO FIND THEM” opens in IMAX® and in theatres nationwide
Friday, November 18, 2016
About the movie:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” takes us to a new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away.
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything,” “The Danish Girl”) stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.
There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the No-Majs (American for Muggles), including the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction bent on eradicating them. And the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, after wreaking havoc in Europe, has slipped away…and is now nowhere to be found.
Unaware of the rising tensions, Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the magical hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge—a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on, seeing her chance to regain her post as an investigator. However, things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), casts his suspicions on both Newt…and Tina.
Now allied, Newt and Tina, together with Tina’s sister, Queenie, and their new No-Maj friend, Jacob, form a band of unlikely heroes, who must recover Newt’s missing beasts before they come to harm. But the stakes are higher than these four outsiders—now branded fugitives—ever imagined, as their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces that could push the wizarding and No-Maj worlds to the brink of war.