The new Harry Potter movie about the rise of Voldemort is finally here

Seven months after being greenlit by Warner Bros., the unofficial Harry Potter prequel about Voldemort has premiered online.

The film, titled "Voldemort: Origins of the Heir," is a 50-minute prequel that chronicles the story of Grisha McLaggen, the Griffyndor heir who spearheads the search for Tom Riddle.

The prequel takes place following the murder of the Hufflepuff heir, and McLaggen is under the impression that Riddle can still be redeemed. The film is narrated in flashbacks and accentuated with elaborate costumes, special effects and beautiful sets.

The film’s makers, Tryangle Films, are very careful to say it’s a non-commercial work that isn’t endorsed by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or any of the companies managing that canon. Still, it scratches a big itch for Potter fans — the backstories of principal characters from the eight-movie series that spanned a decade.

Tryangle Films began a crowdfunding venture for the movie back in 2016, and shortly after the filmmakers were contacted by Warner Bros., the rights holders to the movie series. Crowdfunding went on hold as the two sides talked, and Tryangle emerged with tacit permission to make the film on a non-profit basis and launch it on YouTube.

Even though Warner Bros has started to explore the backstory and origins of the wizarding world with the "Fantastic Beasts" series, the fan-made film definitely adds some colour to the story.

Hopefully there's an official one coming in the near future. 

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Here you have the link to watch the movie:

 

Audray Bensoussan

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