Move over Bella and Edward, once ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ is released in November, the door will be open for a new supernatural couple to come in to make fan boys and girls go wild with frenzy. While studios are currently working on their versions of a ‘Twilight’ replacement (‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ comes to mind), the first film that will be released as a possible contender is ‘Beautiful Creatures.’
While ‘Twilight’ was more about werewolves and vampires, ‘Beautiful Creatures’ deals with magic. The film is based on the first book of a five book series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and focuses on two star-crossed teenagers: Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), a small town boy who is mysteriously drawn to Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the new girl at school who moves to town to live with her Uncle Mason (Jeremy Irons) and who happens to have mystical powers. Upon Lena’s 16th birthday, she must decide her fate as part of the ‘Claiming’ ritual that forces her to decide between light or dark magic. Add to the fact that there are dark secrets about their family history and their town and you have a franchise in the making.
The trailer not only highlights the new YA franchise couple, Ethan and Lena, but it also gives a glimpse of the A-list actors who will be appearing in the film such as Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, and Viola Davis.
‘Beautiful Creatures’ was adapted for the big screen by Richard LaGravenese (‘Water for Elephants’, ‘The Horse Whisperer’) who also directed the feature. In anticipation of the film’s success, Alcon Entertainment has already acquired the rights for the next two books in the series, ‘Beautiful Darkness’ and ‘Beautiful Chaos’.
In just a few short months, we’ll see if Ethan and Lena have what it takes to bring make people say “Bella and Edward who?” when the ’Beautiful Creatures’ is released in February.
‘Beautiful Creatures’ Trailer #1:
‘Beautiful Creatures’ stars Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Emmy Rossum and will be in theaters February 13, 2013.