Colin Farrell, Eddie Redmayne appear in magical new trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts’

SAN DIEGO, July 24 (UPI) — Warner Bros. shared a new trailer for its Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with the crowds at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.

The 2 1/2-minute clip shows a city in peril after some of the rare, mystical creatures magizoologist Newt Scamander [played by Eddie Redmayne] has collected during his travels are accidentally let loose.

The video, prominently featuring cast members Redmayne, Colin Farrell and Katherine Waterston, has gotten more than 1.5 million hits on YouTube and about 4 million views on Facebook since it was posted Saturday.

With a screenplay by Potter author J.K. Rowling, the movie is set for release Nov. 18. Set in the 1920s, it was directed by David Yates who helmed the last four installments in the Potter blockbuster film franchise.

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