The much-awaited trailer of Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, the film adaptation of Richelle Mead's best-selling 2007 novel about young-adult paranormal romance, was released this week.
If successful, the film might spur many sequels based on Mead's six-part series. The vampires in Mead's creation (a world inspired by Slavic folklore) are of three types: the peace-loving "Moroi," the half-human "dhampirs," half-vampire Moroi protectors, and "Strigoi," the evil undead who survive on Moroi blood. The film centers around the characters of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), who is a dhampir, and her best friend Moroi princess Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir (Lucy Fry) who are both enrolled in the school for vampires St. Vladimir's Academy. Throughout their time in high school they are trying to tame their feral vampire tendencies as most others are going astray.
Danila Koslovsky plays Dimitri Belikov, Lissa's guardian who also mentors Rose. Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), and Olga Kurylenko (who played Bond girl Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace) also star in the film.
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Deutch is familiar with fantastical realms having played the lead in Richard LaGravenese's, Beautiful Creatures (2013). Deutch is the daughter of actress Lea Thompson (Switched at Birth, Back to the Future) and director Howard Deutch (Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful).
The project also marks the maiden collaboration of brothers Daniel and Mark Waters. Daniel has written the screenplay for Batman Returns and penned the cult-hit, Heathers. Mark has directed films like Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, and Just like Heaven in the past.
The film is scheduled for release on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2014.