Nicholas Sparks is a bestselling American author and screenwriter, his increasingly popularity is related to his books adapted to films. So far, eight of his books have been adapted into movies and the most recent of which is "Safe Haven".
When going in to his movie, there are a several things that can usually be expected. There will likely be a man and a woman who meet under implausible situation. One or both of them will be reluctant to love again because they've been hurt in the past. In the end there will be a talk in which all is disclosed, and they'll fall hard for each other. Of course, after a while someone usually dies to give the love story a touching and sad ending. "Safe Haven" departures from the classic Nicholas formula, though it's still quite noticeably a Nicholas film from start to finish.
One of the biggest departures lies in the fact that the film adds elements of a thriller into the romantic setting of the film. This builds the tension that the movie runs on, leaving the audience to speculate whether Katie is a criminal escaping from the police officer Kevin. This doesn't mean that the film is an action flick, however; regardless of having the elements of a thriller, "Safe Haven" is still a Nicholas Sparks movie.
Safe Haven was directed by Lasse Hallstrom based on a screenplay by Gage Lansky and Dana Stevens. It stars Julianne Hough as Katie and Erin, Josh Duhamel as Alex Wheatley, Cobie Smulders as Jo and David Lyons as Kevin Tierney.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Safe Haven on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on May 7, 2013. The DVD and Blu-ray release will come with the following extras:
Deleted & Extended Scenes
All the DVD Extras
Igniting the Romance in Safe Haven
Josh Duhamel's Lessons in Crabbing