Darker sequel

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Nov 2018 13:08:46


Actor Eddie Redmayne has described the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as a “darker and more rigorous” film than its predecessor. The 36-year-old actor, who reprises his role of magizoologist Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, said the film’s script has a tonal change which transformed it into a thriller.

“The most riveting aspect is the tonal change. It’s darker and more rigorous and weaving in the Potter lore we’re much more familiar with. So these characters you met in the first film are now in the wizarding world you understand more thoroughly,” Redmayne told Entertainment Weekly.
“When I read (the script) it had these cryptic elements to it and it played like a thriller that made it a page-turner,” he added.

The actor also gave a peek into the story of the film, which will also feature Jude Law as professor Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
“I’m enlisted by Dumbledore to try and track him down and capture him. What’s happened is Grindelwald’s belief that purebloods should reign over all non-magical beings is a political thing. He’s rallying more and more people and it causes divisions across families. He’s pretty hypnotic,” Redmayne said.

Along with exploring a complex storyline and setting pace for the future, Redmayne’s film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will also go back in the past to tease Dumbledore’s sexuality.
“Rowling has said that Dumbledore is gay and that was controversy because David said that it will not be explicitly shown. You don’t see them kiss in the film. But it is very clear that they have... You see extraordinary intimacy and love in a brief moment.”

“We will see more of their relationship (in the future),” he added.Also starring features Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol, it is slated for Nov 16 release.