News for the movie adaptation of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy stalled for a while and it started to look like nobody wanted to follow in Twilight’s vampire footsteps, but now the news is starting to come again, with the biggest show of faith coming in the form of a new title, which should help differentiate any future films in the series.
The movie will forevermore be known as Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, and it looks like the three leads have also been selected, showing that the studio really is following Twilight’s game-plan because none of the three are well-known to moviegoers.
Zoey Deutch, who will also be on the big screen in Beautiful Creatures, and Australian newcomer Lucy Fry will play lead characters Rose and Lissa, while Russian star Danila Kozlovsky will play Dimitri.
The script for Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters was written by Daniel Waters and the film will be directed by his brother, Mark Waters, who seems to have a pretty good view on what the film is.
“It was the best first draft I had ever read, and that includes other screenplays by my brother,” Mark Waters said. “This is a dream project for us, since we have wanted to work together for so long. Richelle’s mythology and the world she creates is so real and her voice so clear. These kids have real life, modern day problems. And they drink blood.”
What do you think of the casting choices so far?