Teen supernatural romance continues to have a strong pull on Hollywood. The newest series added to the long list of movies about pretty, pretty teens drinking blood is the young adult, best-seller Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters.
Mean Girls helmer Mark Waters is planning to direct the on-screen adaptation written by his brother Daniel Waters, who also penned Heathers.
The Weinstein Company will distribute the film in the U.S. Zooey Deutch, who is in the current supernatural teen tear-jerker, Beautiful Creatures, will star as Rose. Unknown Lucy Fry will play Lissa and Russian star Danila Kozlovski will play the male lead.
“The books tell the tale of Rose Hathaway, a 17-year-old girl who has a mental and spiritual bond with her vampire best friend Lissa. The two girls attend a special school for Vampires who struggle to retain some humanity while other Vampires become more feral,” Deadline said.
This will be the first project on which the Waters brothers have collaborated.
“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.” The popularity of the series was evident when they started a Facebook page for the film and got 238,000 signed up, a number much higher than a lot of films that have already been released.”
Weinstein is looking to release the film on Valentine’s Day 2014. How sweet.