Coming on the coat tails of the recent monster successes like the TWILIGHT SAGA and television series’ The Vampire Diaries and True Blood, The Weinstein Company’s VAMPIRE ACADEMY will be hoping it’s the next big thing when it comes to bloodsuckers. The film is based on the first of Richelle Mead’s bestselling Young Adult book series and will star Zoey Deutch as “Dhampir” (half human/half vampire) Rose Hathaway. MEAN GIRLS’ Mark Waters is directing from a script by brother Daniel Waters, best known for writing the cult classic HEATHERS.
Based on author Richelle Mead’s worldwide bestselling series, VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamir’s Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY is released in cinemas 14th February 2014 and co-stars Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy and Ashley Charles.