On the eve of the book’s publication, comes the news of a movie deal for the debut title in a planned five-book YA series, Beautiful Creatures.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. is looking for a way to fill the revenue hole that the Harry Potter movies will eventually leave (the last in the series, Deathly Hollows, is coming out in two parts, scheduled for Nov 19, 2010 and July 15, 2011.) Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly sees the move as part of the “hunt for the next Twilight.”

Warner has hired Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) to write and direct.

Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – (2009-12-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0316042676 / 9780316042673

Listen to an excerpt

Hachette Audio: 9780316042673; $17.99

The book is being promoted by Amazon (it’s being featured on the books home page and the Amazon editors picked it as #5 in the Top 100 titles for 2009). In sales rankings, it is now at #68.

Of course, this isn’t the only series that movie people have declared the next HP or Twilight:

The Harry Potter mantel:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, (if you haven’t already, check out the new trailer) — scheduled for release Feb. 12, 2010. It is directed by Chris Columbus, who also directed the first two HP movies.

Septimus Heap: Magyk — announced for 2012, an animated film.

The new Twilight (the next in that series, Eclipse is coming June 20, 2010 and it’s been rumored that the last book, Breaking Dawn, will be slpit into two movies):

Mortal Instruments — Jessica Postigo (Operation Checkmate) has been signed up to write the script that is based on the novels City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass.

The Host — Stephenie Meyer’s title published for adults was signed up recently. It’s not a series, at least not yet. Meyer has hinted that she might return to the story, most recently on last’s week’s CBS Sunday Morning.

House of Night — the series was acquired last year, but no news since.

40 Responses to “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Movie Deal”

  1. natalie Says:

    Yay! This is my favourite book, I’m dying for the second one, and it’s so great it’s being turned into a movie! I’m definitely watching it when it comes out. I just hope the movie isn’t too different as the book is so amazing and I don’t want it to be messed up.

  2. Emily Says:

    i agree with natalie 100%! its my favorite book!! i would love it as a movie! i would see it like 10 times. i would even buy the movie. i cant wait untill the sequel comes out!! <3 :D but yeah, like natalie, i wouldnt want the movie people to mess it up….

  3. lyiana Says:

    omg! if they make thiis a movie, my life will be practically complete. one of my favorite books EVER. ahhhh!

  4. lola Says:

    is the movie gona come out because i fell in love with the book. and im about to die because i finished it to early and i cant wait for the second book!!!!!

  5. FiOnA Says:

    THIS BOOK IT THE BBBBEEESSSTTTT!!!!!!!! i am officially dying without the book… literally…:( but i really hope to be able to read the second books and see the movie…s

  6. KeNneDy Says:

    the BEST! Book ever I’m obsessed. Just hoping they don’t cast the wrong people. I read it 3 times

  7. rayray Says:

    kennedy is totally right if they are gonna make this a movie (WHICH WOULD BE AMAZING!) they HAVE to get the cast right, especially for Lena

  8. HaleyW Says:

    I loved Beautiful Creatures and just finished reading Beautiful Darkness. This series is one of my favorites!!! I love these books! I will definitely be in line for this movie!

  9. Amanda Says:

    I absolutly LOVED the books. I read the first one in 2 days and the 2nd one in a week.. I can’t wait for the 3rd book to come out..don’t know if I can wait till next fall. This is the first I have heard about a movie…YAY can’t wait. As like others have said hopefully the right cast is chosen.

  10. Jordyn Says:

    just finished. GREAT!!!! though dont think any book or movie can be the “next twilight,” it touches people in ways no other book can or will ever do again. though this is a good choice. also i would like to see magyk, the host and the mortal instuments come out too, even though they wont rival twilight.

  11. VaNeSsA Says:

    when is the movie coming out? i fell inlove with the book! have read it 4 times! but yes i totally agree that they need to cast it right :S

  12. mayra Says:

    omg im bearly in half the book its so awsome cant wait to watch the movie :(

  13. novelle Says:

    i would die if they didnt cast the right lena it could ruin everything.
    maybe they should cast vanessa hudgens it could fit her cause she has black hair and maybe will do some cover up in the color and she’s a good actress but its just my opinion.

  14. Rebecca Says:

    OMG!!!!! I would be first in line for this movie i absoutl love the book so i have a feeling that i’ll love th movie too!!!!!im so excited cant wait

  15. RaLz Says:

    OMG!!! jus read the book finished it ova the weekend and ive been obsessed wit it I NEED A RELEASE DATE FOR THE MOVIE!!! EEEEPPPP

  16. rachell Says:

    omg! i loved the book i thought it was amazing! is there gonna b a movie cuz the really should b!

  17. Brandon Buchanan Says:

    I REALLY REALLY love this STORY lolz. . . i cant wait till the movie come out. . when i waz reading it i waz praying for the movie…. i think the book to me iz better then twlight series. . . handz down. . .

  18. ELMO Says:

    I absolutely loved the books!! cant wait to see the movies!!! it would be totally awesome if megan fox could be lena i totally pictuered her when reading the book and also for Ridley i would like to see someone like alyson michalka!! she could totally pull off the Ridley attitude! Sean Farris would make a good Ethan hes hot! lol
    Anywho thats just my humble opinion! =]

  19. Muffin Says:

    OMG!! I loved Beautiful Creatures, but if you haven’t read The Mortal Instruments (which must be WAY better than Twilight acting-wise or else I will kill someone) then you absolutely HAVE to. My fave series. Ever.

  20. Lena Duchannes Says:

    LUV THIS BOOK!!!! JUST FINSISHED!!! CANT BELIEVE IT WILL B A MOVIE!!!!! GOTTA GET THE 2ND ONE!! I also luv Harry POtter and twilight and percyjackson

  21. Alex Says:

    If anyone should play Lena it should be Lucy Hale :) she would make the perfect Lena in my opinion.

  22. madison Says:

    The #1 best book ever!!! It is my favorate book. I have read the first one and im going to get the secont one A.S.A.P!!!! I cant wait for the movie. i hope it is as fabulos and spictakular as the book if not ill be upset. please dot make it Twilite or harry poter it needs its own series!!!

  23. lindsey Says:

    as a person who never really enjoyed reading what so ever, my take on the book is FRIKIN AMAZING!! i absolutely love ethan his character is written as such an innocent teenage boy but he’s dying to edge out!.. i cant wait for the movie im super excited…;)

  24. Amber Says:

    i luv Beautiful Creatures! its one of the best books i’ ve ever read. i cant wait till the movie comes out. im about to go buy the second one ( Dark Creatures) right now! this is one of my #1 books! :) <3

  25. MEE Says:

    I LOVE THESEE BOOKS!!! I showed them to my friend and she swooned over them! I read the second one and they NEED to come out with a third. If they made it a movie that would be lovely, since i read this book I’ve wanted it to become one! It would bloom into something teenagers will love more than HP or twilight! This book HAS to be released into a movie…

  26. Leeann Says:

    I love beautiful creatures.
    I hope they make a movie of it. If they make the movie wrong I will be very upset.

  27. monica Says:

    i so cannot wait for this movie, i hope its just like the book because this is a fantastic series.

  28. October Says:

    I absolutely fell in love with this book, I could not put it down when I started, I am a very skilled actress and have tons of experience, I would greatly appreciate it if I get the date of the auditions so I may audition for the movie, I love this book so much, just as much as Beautiful Darkness.

  29. Lilibitoluv Says:

    I dont know what to say really….this book was so real to me. Like i was reading something that was happening right then and there. Thats how you know a book is great. If this does become a movie i am so looking foward to it. I just hope they dont put some award winning actress as the main charater, it would take away from the imagination of it. GREAT book….thank you! ~ME <3

  30. Rachel Says:

    This is by far the best book I have ever read! I can’t wait to read the second one. I hope that the movie is just as good and not all messed up because that will take away from its AWESOMENESS. I would love to be in it if i could that would be EPIC!!!! So they better only have the best actress and actor for it.

  31. Bookworm Says:

    now that I’m calm i can say that i cant wait for book three. and that i LOVE these books. i’m just mad that i gotta wait until october to read Beautiful Chaos!

  32. Chocolate Thundaa Says:

    Are they even making it a movie? That would be AMAZING if they were. This is the best book series I’ve ever read! Sometimes, I wish a book series would go on forever until I die, but that’d have me reading ALL the time. I love the books so much, it feels weird to not be reading it. Lena’s lucky, she has green eyes and that is my most strong desire. I also wish I had black curly hair like her. If they made this book a movie, they better have the best characters they can find, especially for Ethan and Lena. They better not leave out a single detail! The movie wouldn’t be good if details were left out. I hope they make a really long book series just like the Warriors series by Erin Hunter or like the Harry Potter series. Those are pretty long. I hope Lena and Ethan stay together forever!

  33. Chocolate Thundaa Says:

    If they do make this a movie, they should use somebody who’s never been on TV before or somebody who’s not famous for anything. It’d be hard for me to read the books while thinking about a famous person who isn’t really Lena. If that makes any sense…

  34. Gin >:D Says:

    Omigod!!!! ^^ I am extremely happy BUT now I am waiting for two movies from books to come out.. IMMA DIE! T.T

    But that person from Bridge of Terrabithia should play Lena.. if she dyes her hair black though… but she also doesnt seem like the kind of actor who would do all of those snuggling and kissing scenes.. WHOOPSIES SPOILER. xDDD BUT IT MUST NOT BE THE CHICK FROM TWILIGHT. NEVER.

  35. Monica Says:

    Omg! If they make this into a movie my life would not end! Since Harry potter is ending :( but if they make this into a movie I will be the happiest person alive. And hopefully the movie people won’t change anything. I hope they make it like the book and I hope I’m notthe only one but I would love if Logan Lerman played Ethan <3

  36. vicki Says:

    yesssss this book should totally become a movie!! <3 :)

  37. actress12345 Says:

    You guys got my vote. Cant wait for the movie. I am sooo watching it the first day it comes out. THIS IS (hopefully) GOING TO BE BIGGER THAN TWILIGHT EVER WAS!!!!! <3

  38. Kyra Says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BOOK BEAUTIFUL CREATURES!!!!!! I’m dying to read the secound book Beautiful Darkness I’m looking every where for it. Now a Movie is coming out!!!!! I’m soo excited I really hope the movie is not to different from the book because when they make books into movies they tend to be different but i love this series so much i just can’t wait for the movie!!!!!

  39. Vanessa Says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BOOK BEAUTIFUL CREATURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now they are making a movie, i am SO EXCITED!!!!!!! The acters that i know that will be PERFECT for the role of Lena and Ethan is Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are PERFECT for the roles!!!!!!!!! Please let them have the roles!!!!!!!!!!! They won’t let you down!!!

  40. Grace Says:

    Loved the book…have then whole series so far. Think it will make a great movie…Vanessa u r so wrong when it comes to Lena and Ethan! Hudgens and Efron would butcher the movie and everyone would just be thinking, “Hey, when does the next high school musical come out?” I think the people they picked will do just fine! I just hope they don’t ruin the series by making the movie…that would be horrible. Good luck director! Try to do it right!!!!!