The adaptation of Richelle Mead’s popular “Vampire Academy” book series has taken strides in the right direction as VAMPIRE ACADEMY: BLOOD SISTERS has found its writer, director and leading ladies.
Daniel Waters will pen the script, which is set in the present day against a hidden universe of vampires and centers on 17-year-old Rose Hathaway, a half human/half vampire dhampir of the Moroi (peaceful and magical mortal vampires who can walk in the daylight, survive by feeding off willing blood donors) who must protect their Princess from the Strigoi (a race of bloodthirsty immortal vampires) and complete her courses at the coveted Vampire Academy. Zoey Deutch will play Rose while Lucy Fry will play friend and fellow vampire Lissa. Also on board is Danila Kozlovski as the character of Dimitri.
Daniel’s brother Mark will direct the pic.
Don Murphy, Michael Preger and Susan Montford will produce.
Daniel is the writer behind “Batman Returns”, “Demolition Man” and most recently “Sex and Death 101”. Mark directed the coming-of-age comedies “Freaky Friday” and “Mean Girls” and most recently the Jim Carrey top-lined “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”.
Deutch currently stars on the ABC series “Switched at Birth” and will next be seen in the film “Beautiful Creatures”. Fry last starred in the series “Alien Surf Girls”.