Book franchises being adapted for the movies is a pop culture hot topic right now, as we wait for the next installments in the Harry Potter and Twilight sagas to roll into theaters. So while it's no surprise that teen witch book series Beautiful Creatures has been optioned by Warner Bros. for a movie series, what is interesting is that the book is not yet a franchise.
In fact, the first book was just released today by Little, Brown (who published the Twilight books), with five books to come in the future. That won't slow down movie production though — the director and screenwriter, Richard LaGravanese, has already been hired.
Another thing that's intriguingly different from the supernatural series we're used to? This time, the unusual being is the female, and the ordinary human is the male who "hates living in a small in South Carolina where nothing happens — until he meets and becomes bewitched by Lena Duchanne, a 16-year old whose family has moved back to town," and must "confront an age old curse that has haunted her family for generations, as she comes to grips with her powers." No damsel in distress? Sign me up.