It's got love and the supernatural, but it's not Twilight. Wait, it's not?
In the race to become the next Twilight, there are plenty of potential franchises in the running, but, according to writer-director Richard LaGravenese (The Freedom Writers), the upcoming Beautiful Creatures isn't one of them. "It's not Twilight," LaGravenese told Movieline at the New York Comic-Con (NYCC) last month. "I'm sorry, it's just not. I mean, yes, it's a love story and one of them has powers, but that's it."
Perhaps the confusion comes from the fact that, like Twilight, Beautiful Creatures is based on a young-adult novel (written by by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl) and the first trailer, released in September, seemed to focus on the "supernatural love story" aspect of the movie, which certainly recalled Twilight. The latest trailer focuses less on the "love story," and more on the "supernatural," with teenager Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) struggling with the prospect of her sixteenth birthday, where a ritual called the Claiming will decide whether her mystical abilities will forever be light or dark.claiming all the latest trailers
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The next potential 'tween franchise has no vampires or werewolves, but does have magic and romance in the humid South.
Last year saw the end of the Harry Potter movie franchise and, this November, the Twilight franchise will release its final installment with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Considering the success of both, studios have been scouring young adult novels to find the next potential movie franchise, and, while Sony is pursuing The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Warner Bros. may have hit the jackpot with their adaption of Beautiful Creatures. The studio just released the movie's first trailer.both light and dark trailers
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Emma Rossum, of Showtimes' Shameless, has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming big-screen adaption of Beautiful Creatures. The "supernatural love story" is based on a young-adult novel written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Richard LaGravenese will direct the movie, set to begin shooting in April, which has also cast Viola Davis (The Help), Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee), and Jack O'Connell (Harry Brown).
Although Rossum is best-known for her current roll on TV, her acting resume also includes roles in movies such as Mystic River, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Day After Tomorrow. read the synopsis >> Posted 03.05.12 by reelz
Viola Davis (Doubt) has had a pretty good 2012 so far, receiving a SAG Award over the weekend for her role in The Help, which has also earned the actress an Academy Award nomination. Now, she can add two more movies to her resume.
Variety reports that Davis has lined up two projects for 2012: Summit Entertainment's adaptation of Ender's Game and Warner Bros.' adaptation of Beautiful Creatures. Both projects will shoot later this year.
Based on the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is set in a future where humanity has been decimated by an insectoid race of aliens. The government enlists gifted children to help with the fight, including the brilliant and bullied Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield, Hugo, Son of Rambow). Davis will play a military psychologist who looks after the emotional welfare of young trainees and designs the games that test their skills.
Davis joins a cast that includes Ben Kingsley (Hugo, Ghandi) as Mazer Rackham, Ender's mentor, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Petra Arkanian, Ender's closest ally, and Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff, Commander of Training for the International Fleet. Production on Ender's Game will reportedly start this month in New Orleans for a March 15, 2013, release date. Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) will direct from his own script. who will davis play in beautiful creatures? >> Posted 02.03.12 by Ryan
The first book in the young adult series, Caster Chronicles, is being scripted for movie adaptation. The fans are already speculating on the casting of their favorites from Beautiful Creatures. We want to give you the opportunity to let your voice be heard by voting in our Beautiful Creatures Cast-O-Rama.
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With two hugely successful book-to-movie franchises gearing up their finales, it got us wondering what the next big series might be. One thing is clear: Young adult (YA) literature seems the place to look, with so many of these books causing quite a stir among critics, readers, and movie studios ... and making that ever-important leap to adult audiences that both Harry Potter and Twilight did. With that in mind, we picked 10 YA series that have been optioned for film and assessed their big-screen potential. We'd love to know if you agree or disagree with our conclusions, or if we missed a major title.We assess the big-screen potential of 10 hot book series >> Posted 09.16.10 by reelz