We’re sure we’re not the only ones wondering exactly how Tom Riddle became Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, and this fan-made film is attempting to bring this story to life.
“There are some clues in the books which have not been transposed at all in the movies, but a lot goes unspoken. This is the story we want to tell: the rise of the Dark Lord before Harry Potter and his first demise,” the film's site explains.
Watch the official trailer below!
The non-profit film, titled Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir, is centered on the heir of Gryffindor, Grisha Mac Laggen, and her attempt to stop Riddle. Following the murder of a mistress by her house elf, she makes it her mission to uncover the truth.
“And yet… I'm still smelling dark magic here,” Grisha says in the teaser. “I promise, Tom. I, Grisha Mac Laggen, Heir of Gryffindor, will stop you.”
According to IndieWire, the film is directed, written and edited by Gianmaria Pezzato, and the film is a spin off of the sixth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Check out the first official teaser trailer below!
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