Potterheads, the moment you have been waiting for has arrived! Young Tom Marvolo Riddle is finally getting some screen time in this incredible looking fan-made Harry Potter film.
VOLDEMORT: Origins of the Heir will delve into Riddle’s life well before Harry Potter came into the world. We are talking the handsome pre-loss-of-nose period here. Using clues from J.K. Rowling’s infamous book series, the non-profit film explores Voldemort’s youth and his rise to power as he becomes the most feared dark wizard of all time.
Developed by the independent film-making team, Tryangle, the trailer gives us a brief glimpse of the spell casting antagonist. However, his limelight is cut short when ‘Grisha Mc Laggen’ the copper-haired heir of Gryffindor takes centre stage.
Released yesterday, the trailer has already received a whopping twenty-eight million views from avid Harry Potter fans. While most are excited about the fan-made project, others have expressed some reservations about another pesky Gryffindor hero getting in the way of Tom Riddle’s enticingly-psychotic life story.
In 2016, Tryangle started a Kickstarter funding campaign for the project, which was later removed due to a copyright complaint by Warner Bros. Despite the Kickstarter setback, the fan-made feature is currently in production.
Check out the first teaser and images for VOLDEMORT: Origins of the Heir below.