‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ First Trailer Teases Magical Monster Mayhem (Video)

New film based on “Harry Potter” spinoff by author J.K. Rowling will open in theaters on Nov. 18

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on Tuesday.

The film, set in the same universe as “Harry Potter,” takes place in 1920’s New York. A magizoologist named Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) travels across the pond to hunt for magical creatures.

“Fantastic Beasts” also stars Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, and Dan Fogler. J.K. Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” book series, wrote the screenplay, while David Yates is directing.

It is based on a book of the same name by J.K. Rowling, which was a mock textbook about magical creatures. In the “Harry Potter” series, the book was required reading for Hogwarts students.

Tim Lewis is executive producing. Rowling is also serving as a producer, along with Neil Blair, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will premiere in theaters on Nov. 18, 2016.

Watch the video.