You might think that the vampire genre is worn out, and I’d probably agree with you– but if anyone can do something new with it, it would be Mean Girls director Mark Waters and his brother, Heathers writer Daniel Waters. According to Empire, the story of Vampire Academy goes like this:
Based on the books by Richelle Mead, the story follows Rose Hathaway, a 17-year-old girl who shares a mental and spiritual bond with best pal Lissa. The thing is that Lissa just so happens to be a vampire. The pair attend a special school for bloodsuckers trying to cling to their humanity, but it seems not all of their kind share that agenda.
Compared to other Vampire-novel adaptations, this one seems like it could go the way of True Blood rather than Twilight. We can’t know until the film comes out, but in the mean time we’ve got to put our faith in the talents of the Waters brothers that it’ll be something worth watching as much as Mean Girls or Heathers. Maybe that’s a tall order, but who knows?
Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters comes out on Valentines Day 2014.
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