Olga Kurylenko, hot off saving the world from alien Tomfoolery with the help of that Tom Cruise guy in “Oblivion”, will be enlisting in school for her next gig. The Vampire Academy, that is. Yes, there are such things out there. Hell, there are apparently a LOT of such things out there … if you like reading Young Adult novels geared for girls, that is.
Kurylenko is set to play Kirova, the head mistress of the titular Vampire Academy in “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters”, which will be based on the series of novels by Richelle Mead that Mark Waters (“Mean Girls” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”) will be directing.
The plot, for the uninitiated out there (via Amazon):
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school–it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s–the very place where they’re most in danger. Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi–the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires–make Lissa one of them forever.
Zoey Deutch (below), last seen in another YA adaptation, “Beautiful Creatures”, will take the lead in this one as the film’s spunky teenage heroine Rose. Danila Kozlovsky and Lucy Fry are also in the cast, playing Dimitri Belikov and Lissa Dragomir, respectively.
Waters is set to direct from a script by his brother Daniel Waters, with production expected to commence sometime in late May for an early 2014 release.
Via : Deadline