A group of Pakistani fans just released the trailer to their spin-off of Harry Potter and we’re now following The Last Follower and the Resurrection of Voldemort.
Many a fandom have had their fair share of fan-fiction, but its safe to say that Harry Potter tops it all. The children’s book series has fans worldwide and Pakistan is no exception. We even have a Harry Potter themed Hogwarts Cafe in Islamabad.
Now a Lahore-based production house is taking their love for Harry Potter a step further than writing fan-fiction. They’re actually making their own spin-off to the series titled The Last Follower and The Resurrection of Voldemort. The film is said to be at a production stage, with a release scheduled for next year.
While the Harry Potter fandom is not a stranger to fan-fiction-turned-films but this is the first time Pakistani fans went this far.
Given the film is fan-fiction, it does draw from the events of the Harry Potter books and movies. It also references key characters from the book. The film is set in a time following the events of the Harry Potter series and that of the commercial films.
This film though will be non-commercial and is intended as a labor of love for Potter fans.
In the meantime, check out these posters for the spinoff:
The film has cast emerging artists as well as known actors such as Umar Darr from ARY Digital’s Lashkara, Sheikh Mubashir of Hum TV’s ‘Dar Si Jati Hai Sila’, and Jazib Akram.
The trailer for the film was screened at a private event will be released for public viewing in September.
The production house teased the idea of the spin-off film last year and at this point there’s no turning back.
None of the faces from the original teaser are seen in the later trailers though.