It’s been quite the year to be a Harry Potter fan! The Cursed Child was released at the end of July, there are three ‘new’ stories coming from the Potterverse, and now the rumour mill is going mad with news of a Pokemon Go style game for Harry Potter fans!
There’s no doubt that the augmented reality game, Pokemon Go has been the big thing of the year, and now we’re hearing rumours of Harry Potter Go too! There’s been no official announcement from either the Rowling Camp, or Niantic but an unofficial trailer of the game has just gone viral on social media.
To date 55,000 people have signed an online petition in support of a Harry Potter version of the augmented reality game, and here’s the video of what it might look like. We’ll be keeping our ears close to the ground and we promise to bring you any official news as we have it!
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Gnomeo and Juliet was based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – the animation was far less tragic and a lot more musical, with songs by Elton John. The British-American collaboration was greeted with mixed reviews but did well in the box office and became the highest-grossing animated feature among those released at the time until it was beaten by The Lego Movie in 2014. Its sequel introduces new characters and a new literary inspiration: Sherlock Holmes… Sherlock Gnomes.
There is a host of famous voices returning for the sequel as well as some new characters. James McAvoy is back as Gnomeo alongside Emily Blunt as Juliet, with Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, and Richard Wilson as their parents. Sherlock Gnomes and his friend Gnome Watson are played by Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor, with Mary J. Blige appearing as Sherlock’s ex-girlfriend and general bad girl doll Irene.
Check out the trailer below to see what is in store for the Redbricks and the Blueburys.
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