Danila Kozlovskiy, hot new vamp!Fact: There will never be another Twilight series. Also fact: We may never stop looking for the next best vampire book-to-movie franchise anyway. And at first glance, it seems like the Vampire Academy series is a pretty close fit -- the YA best sellers have all the blood lust melodrama Twi-Hards crave, with plenty of supernaturally sexy characters just waiting to be brought to drool-worthy life onscreen. Except they're not exactly waiting anymore! Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, the first installment of the films inspired by Richelle Mead's books, is currently in production.
But should we bother getting all hot and bothered? Here's what we know about the story, the stars, the director, and more ...
What's the 411 on these vamps?
Well, there are two types of vampires in this particular fantasy world. The Moroi (the good ones) and the Strigoi (the bad ones). Then there are Dhampirs (half-vampires?), like Rose Hathaway, who's also a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They go to a boarding school (for vampires) called St. Vladimir’s Academy. Boarding school-type hijinks ensue, except with fangs and stuff.
Who are the stars?
So far, Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures) has been cast as Rose and Australian "newcomer" Lucy Fry as Lissa. Obligatory hot vampire guy, Dimitri, will be played by Russian actor Danila Kozlovskiy (We Are From the Future).
Who's the director?
Here's something awesome: Mean Girls director Mark Waters is at the helm! Mean Girls. Are you getting this?
Will it be awesome, and if so, why?
YES, because ... drum roll ... not only is Mark Waters directing, but his brother, Daniel Waters, who wrote Heathers (the twisted teen dramedy that got this whole genre started), is writing the script!
“Tonally this so different from all these movies that are so solemn and serious,” says producer Stuart Ford. “This is as much Mean Girls as The Hunger Games. “It is snappy, irreverent, sexy, and just a lot of fun. And we got the right director for that kind of movie.”
When is it coming out?
The current release date is February 14, 2014.
Need more reasons to get hyped up for Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters? Check out this clip from Danila Kozlovskiy's We Are From the Future (it's in Russian, not English, but you won't care. Trust me!).
Are you psyched for Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters?
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