You Might Be Getting a New Harry Potter Movie Soon

Could the new J. K. Rowling play be coming to the big screen?

The eighth official Harry Potter story The Cursed Child is set to open as a play in London's West End at the end of this month, but rumors now suggest that studio bosses are considering turning it into a movie.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after the end of The Deathly Hallows and focuses on a grown-up Harry, Ron, and Hermione and their children. It's split into two parts, and preview performances have already played

And Warner Bros has now registered a trademark for the title, which would include merchandise and motion pictures.

It's certainly no guarantee that this will definitely get a film adaptation — the plan could be to show a filmed version of the play, for example — as the National Theatre has done recently — though it's certainly not out of the question.

In the meantime, spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is heading to cinemas this November.

It's planned as a trilogy and is set in New York in the 1920s, so this should scratch the itch for Potterphiles until there's more news.