The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is a New York Times bestselling series that was optioned back in 2010. Now the film has a script and is moving forward.
According to the Official Facebook page for the film Don Murphy stated,”We have a writer & a script: DAN WATERS of ‘Heathers’ fame! Woot Woot!! Dan has written a brilliant screenplay for VAMPIRE ACADEMY. Smart and funny, clever and really a great read – it is going to make a terrific film.”
The Vampire Academy focuses on two best friends, Lissa and Rose. Lissa is a vampire princess and Rose is her half human bodyguard. Two are required to attend the secret boarding school, St Vladimir’s Academy. 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.
The movie will definitely fill the void of vampires left by Twilight, however this novel is nothing like Twilight. Peppered with sexy scenes, mean girls, and social issues The Vampire Academy is not your run of the mill vampire novel.
As for the script, Dan Waters, is best known for writing Heathers which works with the novel. He has also written Batman Returns and Demolition Man works well with the more action like scenes.
Are you excited for this film?