Sparks is most likely one of the most frequently-adapted novelists, whose credits most recently include the Zac Efron-led The Lucky One, and who is best known for the Rachel McAdams- and Ryan Gosling-led adaptation of The Notebook.
Admittedly, it’s pretty much the same poster as The Notebook, but with Duhamel in McAdams place and Hough in Gosling’s, and captured in the sunshine instead of the rain, but that doesn’t change the fact that it still looks beautiful.
“SAFE HAVEN is an affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.”
Three-time Oscar nominee, Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) is behind the camera, directing from a script by Leslie Bohem (TV’s Taken) and Dana Stevens (City of Angels), with Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers) and David Lyons (Grey’s Anatomy) completing the cast nicely.
Safe Haven will be released in the US on 8th February, 2013, just in time for Valentine’s Day the following week. No word yet on a UK release, but given Sparks’ popularity on our shores as well, we’ll hopefully see it arrive at the same time. For now, here’s the first poster for the film, which you can click to enlarge.