Twilight is the gift that keeps on giving – for fans of paranormal teen novels, at least. Those who flood theaters to see Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will be treated to new trailers for two upcoming films based on beloved supernatural YA series: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Beautiful Creatures. The latter follows 15-year-old Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), a witch – sorry, “caster” – who is fated to become either good or evil on her 16th birthday. That destiny takes a back seat when Lena meets Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) – a dreamy normal kid determined to save his new love from her possibly dark future.
This new trailer reveals much more of the movie’s southern gothic plot, which was kept pretty opaque in the teaser released in September. It also introduces the rest of the film’s cast: an imposing stable of actors who look like they’re either taking this material fairly seriously (Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis) or having great fun with it (Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum). Watch Lena and Ethan’s love story bloom as Thompson chews the scenery below:
Beautiful Creatures will cast its spell Feb. 13.