This "Voldemort Origin" Fan Film Has The Whole Internet Under Its Spell

1 June 2017, 14:36 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:26

We the Unicorns

By Liam Dryden

There's an unofficial "Harry Potter" prequel in the works...

So thanks to Warner Bros, it seems as though we're never in short supply of new 'Harry Potter' content. First it's Pottermore, then it's 'Cursed Child'; then it's reportedly five (5) upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts' movies. But the news that a Voldemort origin movie is coming up blew our tiny little minds; especially with the realisation that it's a fan-made production.

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'Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir' is an independently-made movie set in the Harry Potter universe.

Tryangle Productions are currently shooting the feature-length prequel. It tells the story of Tom Riddle's journey after leaving Hogwarts, and before his rise to power as Lord Voldemort. It also features a new and exciting non-canonical character; Grisha McLaggen, heir of Godric Gryffindor, who is tasked with hunting Riddle down.

Until recently, the film was raising funds via Kickstarter; until Warner Bros stepped in and put their foot down. However, after working out a deal with WB, the filmmakers are thankfully able to carry on with production; as long as it's not earning a profit. Charming. Just as well they worked it out though; the teaser trailer has over 2 million views after just a few days. People really want to see this movie.

Watch the spellbinding trailer below.

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