Beautiful Creatures: February 13

Location: nationwide

Description: Warner Brothers releases this fantasy film from Alcon Entertainment.Richard LaGravenese wrote and directed, based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The cast includes Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Alice Englert, and Alden Ehrenreich. The story follows Lena (Englert), a high school girl whose family is believed by the local small-town populace to be satanists. It turns out that “witches” would be a more accurate description, and Lena has reached the age at which she will decide whether or not to go to the dark side. LaGravenese is a talented writer and sometimes director whose previous work has flirted around the borderline of the fantasy genre (THE FISHER KING, A LITTLE PRINCESS, BELOVED); it will be interesting to see what he can do with a project that is clearly intended to launch another TWILIGHT-like young-adult fantasy-romance franchise.

The film’s second theatrical trailer (embedded here) shows off the supporting cast more prominently, especially Jeremy Irons, adding a sense of dramatic gravitas that the TWILIGHT films sorely lacked.

Release Date: 2013-02-13