It’s no secret that films based on supernatural young adult novels are so in right now. These days it seems like every single one of them is getting a movie franchise now that ‘Twilight’ and ‘Harry Potter’ are over (although the latter is looking to make a comeback thanks to good ol’ J.K.). The next one to make it’s big screen debut is ‘Vampire Academy’, a film based on the book series by Richelle Mead about two young girls who attend a special school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians).
Previously, we received a teaser trailer before getting the first actual trailer for the film, but now we have a proper extended trailer that gives us a better idea of what to expect from the movie. You can check it out below followed by the synopsis of the story:
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.
After checking out the latest trailer for the upcoming film from Mark Waters, I get the vibe of the ‘Harry Potter’ series, except with vampires, mixed with ‘Mean Girls’ and a little bit of ‘Spring Breakers’. That might not be a surprise though considering that Waters directed ‘Mean Girls’, but either way, it definitely looks like this movie is aiming at making vampires a little less sparkly with plot holes and more 80s-90s teen movie sexy with a little ‘Hunger Games’, which is pretty perfect since they got the writer of ‘Heathers’ to write the screenplay.
What do you think of the latest trailer for ‘Vampire Academy’? Do you think that this could be the next big young adult movie franchise? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
‘Vampire Academy’ starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, and Ashley Charles opens on February 14th, 2014.
Source: Yahoo Movies