Is Mark Waters’ “Vampire Academy” destined to be added to the pile of failed would-be movie franchises based on a popular Young Adult book series? Who knows what you crazy kids will glom on to and say Nyet to. The whole thing certainly looks fun, as long as it doesn’t take itself too seriously, which according to the last few trailers, including this new, cut-down one, seems to be hinting at. There’s nothing worse than a teen movie that thinks it’s re-inventing the wheel.
Check out a (sorta) new trailer and some new images from the movie.
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.Vladamirs 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.
Starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy and Ashley Charles.
The girls bite next year, February 14, 2014.