J.K. Rowling apparently has decided she wants a piece of all that money she's no longer making from Harry Potter films, you know the money that's being being hoarded by "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent."

Rowling's Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will become a film trilogy, according to TheGuardian.com, citing, comments made by the head of Warner Bros.

CEO Kevin Tsujihara reportedly broke the news in a New York Times article last weekend, in a profile that discussed "three megamovies."

They forgot the part where they will divide the third one into two parts to make twice as much money off it.

Fantastic Beasts is set 70 years prior to the arrival of Potter and his friends at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The movies will feature swashbuckling adventurer Newt Scamander. The title comes from the first-year textbook Potter uses.

Rowling published the "Fantastic Beasts Magizoology" compendium in 2001 to raise money for the charity Comic Relief. She'll reportedly tackle writing the screenplay for the first movie in the series.

"When I say ( Tsujihara ) made 'Fantastic Beasts' happen, it isn't PR-speak but the literal truth," Rowling told the Times. "We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I'd thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting."


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Rowling added, "When Kevin got the top job, he brought a new energy, which rubbed off. He's a very engaging person, thoughtful and funny."

"Fantastic Beasts' does not yet have a director or start date, let alone a cast. The Harry Potter series is the highest grossing film franchise in history, earning $7.7 billion.

Rowling's going to need a bigger vault.

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