Still to come is David Yates’ Rowling prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (November 18, 2016), about the adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards. And there’s a film on the love triangle among Johannes Brahms and his mentors, pianist Clara Schumann and her husband, composer Robert Schumann; Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel “The Light Between the Oceans,” starring Vikander, Michael Fassbender, and Rachel Weisz (DreamWorks); Kloves’ adaptation of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night Time,” for Kloves to direct, and an animated “Meet the Beetles” featuring new interpretations of ten Beatles songs.
Meanwhile Harry Potter has set up residence in all sorts of places, from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, a traveling “Harry Potter” exhibition, and a permanent “Harry Potter” exhibit featuring the Great Hall and other sets and props at the Warners-owned Leavesden studios where the films were shot. And a new Hollywood theme park is set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood by 2016.
The 2015 recipient of the David O. Selznick Award was Gale Anne Hurd. Previous recipients include Stanley Kramer, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin and Steven Spielberg.