Sunday, February 10, 2013

Vampire Academy Movie Will Debut February 2014

I have great news! The popular teen romance book series, Vampire Academy, will become a film! It will premiere in movie theaters on February 14, 2014 (Valentine's Day)!

An international search led the producers to Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures) and Australian newcomer Lucy Fry. They will play lead characters Rose and Lissa alongside Russian star Danila Kozlovski (We Are From The Future,) who will play the role of Dimitri.

The film will be produced by Michael Preger and his Preger Entertainment banner, Angry Films’ Don Murphy and Susan Montford, and Kintop Pictures’ Deepak Nayer. IM Global’s Stuart Ford is executive producer.

All six books have been bestsellers on The New York Times young adult list since the series debuted in 2007. Two of the books have been turned into graphic novels. The books tell the tale of Rose Hathaway, a 17-year-old girl who has a mental and spiritual bond with her vampire best friend Lissa. The two girls attend a special school for Vampires who struggle to retain some humanity while other Vampires become more feral.

“Tonally this so different from all these movies that are so solemn and serious,” IM Global’s Ford said. “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.”

Stay tuned for additional news over the course of the year. Once a trailer has been released, I will copy and paste it on the blog.

[UPDATE #1: 02/15/13] Check out this Entertainment Weekly interview with the author about The Indigo Spell, the upcoming VA movie, and her new science fiction novel series.

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