30 Mayo 2017 19:50
Nobody can believe it’s been made by fans
If I were to tell you that Warner Bros had released a surprise trailer for an official film about Voldemort, there are few who would doubt its authenticity:
The special effects, costumes, acting and soundtrack seem to have come directly from the saga. However, this is not the new film of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but a fan film from Tryangle Films.
While in cinemas the adventures are unfolding of Newt Scamander in search of weird and wonderful creatures, in this production they have decided to tell the story of the origins of ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.’ Using the books of J.K. Rowling as a reference, they have come up with a fictitious story about how Voldemort came into being.
The story is told through the eyes of Grisha Mac Laggen, heir of Gryffindor house and a character created especially for this film. After discovering the lifeless remains of Hepzibah Smith, a descendent of the Hufflepuff family, Laggen begins experimenting in black magic until he stumbles upon Tom Riddle, who, in the future, is transformed into Lord Voldemort.
Dedicated fans will be quick to recognise Hepzibah Smith. In the books, she has Helga Hufflepuff’s cup and Salazar Slytherin’s locket, two of the horcruxes that Voldemort eventually uses to keep his soul in. The city of London also appears in the trailer and various detectives from the era, in an imitation of Rowling’s perfect scene-setting.
The premier of Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is scheduled for autumn 2017, but its journey to the screen will not be an easy one. While the company was raising funds for the project, Warner Bros warned that it would have it removed. They finally reached an agreement with the production company to continue with the film; a milestone that is testimony to the craftsmanship of its creators.