You notice how every newly started movie series based on a YA book series has been speculated to be “the new Twilight“? Such mutterings have certainly been abuzz around Beautiful Creatures, which is based on the first in a series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Based on the trailer and synopsis, it appears to be a PG-13 True Blood, with magic and romance set in the thick-drawled South.
And I mean thick-drawled. Just listen to all of these respectable actors lay on the Dixie fry. Viola Davis can pull it off, because she’s great. But Emma Thompson? She’s also great, but that’s just silly.
Anyway, here’s the official plot description:
A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Oscar(R) nominee Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King,””P.S. I Love You”) directs from his adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich (“Tetro”), newcomer Alice Englert, Academy Award(R) winner Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”) Oscar(R) nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”), Emmy Rossum (TV’s “Shameless”) and Academy Award(R) winner Emma Thompson (“Howard’s End,” “Sense and Sensibility”).
Check out the trailer below. Beautiful Creatures will be released February 13, 2013. Just in time for many, many poor souls to get dragged in for Valentine’s Day.