“Beautiful Creatures” Authors On “Twilight” Comparisons, What’s Next
Proclaimed as the next “Twilight,” “Beautiful Creatures” has cast its spell on audiences since opening on Valentine’s Day.
Set in the romantic South, the film is an adaptation of the first book of the “Caster Chronicles” — a modern “Romeo and Juliet” tale of star-crossed lovers who uncover dark secrets about their families.
Authors and real-life besties Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl dished to toofab about the movie and the actors who brought their characters to life.
On “Beautiful Creatures” being labeled the next “Twilight:”
Margaret Stohl: I think it’s inevitable. I have a new series coming out in May that people are already comparing to “Hunger Games.” You can’t win. You’re either writing “Twilight” or “The Hunger Games.” We appreciate that the “Twilight” label will bring some people in but we understand that it will also put some people off. We just like to think of “Beautiful Creatures” as the first “Beautiful Creature” instead of the next “Twilight.”
On their lack of involvement with the movie production:
Kami Garcia: We love [writer and director] Richard LaGravenese! We totally trust him. He understood our world and gave us what seemed like a “Jeopardy” quiz on our universe in a tiny notebook. We told him that we have two more books to write and that “Beautiful Creatures” is 600 pages long and we obviously don’t know how to write a screenplay. We believe in his skills of adaptation. He wrote “Water for Elephants” and I’m not the most romantic person but I sobbed when I watched it so I knew he could do this.
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