Yes, Hollywood’s still pumping out vampire movies and The Weinstein Company’s Vampire Academy is the newest entry of the genre. Based on the bestselling book series by Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Sarah Hyland, Gabriel Byrne, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, and Ashley Charles. And while you can’t judge a film by its trailer, having read the books I’m not sure what to think about this first look at footage from the movie. It looks like a generic vampire movie, which doesn’t reflect Mead’s books.
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.
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