With the conclusion of the awful Twilight saga finally here, studios are looking to find the next big film franchise for teens to go gaga over. One attempt to do so is coming in the form of an adaptation of the book Beautiful Creatures, the first in a supposedly popular series of novels.
Today, thanks to /Film, we have a new trailer for the film, and boy does it look cheesy. Just in these two and a half minutes you get a sampling of how bad the dialogue is going to be (“I like you.” “You don’t know anything about me.”) and how silly the story is. But my oh my, what talent they’ve managed to amass for it: Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, AND Emma Thompson. It’s almost enough to make you think that this could be good.
In case you’re not familiar with the book/upcoming movie, here’s a synopsis:
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”).
Beautiful Creatures arrives in theaters on February 13th, 2013.
Do you think this actually has a chance of being any good? Could this be the next Twilight? Check out the trailer below and let us know in the comments.