I fear Beautiful Creatures will prove to be nothing more than a Twilight surrogate. Even with such a comparison over at EW notwithstanding, pretty much any mixture of supernatural romance and young adult fiction will quickly steer my mind toward the property — which, to be perfectly honest, is one I hold nothing against. But I don’t want more of it proliferating and getting into the market, either.
Now we have the first image, right up above, and this vibe only gets stronger when a visual companion is added to the mix. Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro, Stoker) and Alice Englert looking pretty and lovey-dovey could very well be enough for many — I wouldn’t mind it all too much, actually — but the “mystical” addition of a falling substance (snow?) instantly brings moody vampires and werewolves to mind. I think we need a trailer to mend that problem, and I think we need one quick.
Based on the first installment in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl‘s trilogy of books, Beautiful Creatures follows Ehtan and Lena, two young kids in love who “uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.” Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, and Kyle Gallner also star in the film, which will open on February 15th, 2013.
Are you sold on this first look? If you’ve read the book, is it indicative of the final result?
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