Chaos at Times Square

Newt, Tina and Graves encounter an Obscurus at Times Square

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling


The scene is one of total chaos. Buildings are on fire, people scream and run in all directions, cars lie destroyed in the road.

GRAVES prowls through the Square, oblivious to the distress around him, his focus concentrated on only one thing.

The Obscurus writhes at one end of the Square, its energy angrier now – moving through layers of hurt and anguish, the products of isolation and torment – flecks of red light roaring from within. CREDENCE’S face is just discernible within the mass, distorted, pained. GRAVES stands before it, triumphant.

NEWT Apparates from further down the street and watches.


(shouting to reach CREDENCE over the almighty noise)

To survive so long, with this inside you Credence, is a miracle. You are a miracle. Come with me – think of what we could achieve together.

The Obscurus moves closer to GRAVES – we hear a scream from within the mass as its Dark energy bursts out once more, knocking GRAVES to the ground. The force sends a shockwave round the Square – NEWT dives behind a fallen car for cover.

TINA Apparates into the Square and takes cover by another burning vehicle close to NEWT. They look at each other.




It’s the Second Salem boy. He’s the Obscurial.


He’s not a child.


I know – but I saw him – his power must be so strong – he’s somehow managed to survive. It’s incredible.

As the Obscurus screams once more, TINA makes a decision.


Newt! Save him.

TINA dashes out towards GRAVES. NEWT, understanding, Disapparates.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling