Impatiently tapping your toes until the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them comes out next year? Well, there’s another Harry Potter prequel coming your way — and it looks AMAZING.
This one, though, is not coming to us from Warner Bros. Rather, a bunch of dedicated Harry Potter fans who just want to explore Voldemort’s origin story. A trailer for their fan-made film, Voldemort: Origins of the Heir, dropped over the weekend, and, according to TRYANGLE Films, the production company behind it, it’s here to answer literally all of your burning Tom Riddle questions.
The trailer picks up right after Tom graduates from Hogwarts (complete with a shot of the castle in the very beginning…be still our Potter-loving hearts).
We follow him as he quits his job at Borgin and Burkes, and sets out to get his hands on the first Horocrux. From there, prepare for a blockbuster-worthy recreation of Tom’s descent into darkness, as he kills Hepzibah Smith for the Hufflepuff cup, pins the murder on her house elf, and sets out to become Lord Voldemort. Oh, and on top of all that, there’s a brand new character added into the mix.
Grisha McLaggen (who we suspect is distantly related to Cormac McLaggen) is this film’s hero, setting out to put a stop to Tom’s evil ways.
The whole trailer is completely chilling and epically shot. According to the production company’s Facebook page, the film won’t be released on YouTube until 2017, but there are so, so many drool-worthy production shots being released to tide you over until then.
Like this one of The Daily Prophet:
Or this one of Dumbledore (who actually looks so much like Michael Gambon, who played the headmaster in the actual series!):
Also this amazingly creepy shot of Tom with the Hufflepuff cup:
Excuse us while we go binge-watch ever single Harry Potter movie and ponder Tom Riddle’s fan-made fate.