With the success of Twilight and The Hunger Games, everyone in Hollywood is looking for the next young adult franchise that will break the bank. One that’s hoping to do just that is Beautiful Creatures, which started shooting recently. Now the first picture from the film has debuted, courtesy of EW (and fans of The Secret Circle might notice a similarity to one of the key moments in the opening episode of that series).
The image doesn’t really give much of a hint at the supernatural elements, but Beautiful Creatures is about two star-crossed teenage lovers, Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a local boy, and a mysterious new girl, Lena (Alice Englert), who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town, involving a long-standing curse and supernatural powers Lena possesses. Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and Thomas Mann will also star. The movie is based on the first of a hugely popular series written by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
The film is set for release February 2013.