VAMPIRE ACADEMY new trailer – will Zoey Deutch become the new Buffy?

VAMPIRE ACADEMY new trailer – will Zoey Deutch become the new Buffy?


With the Young Adult mega-franchise TWILIGHT quickly becoming but a memory, Hollywood is looking for the next big thing to tap that audience, and VAMPIRE ACADEMY may just be it. Following the story of the Buffy-like “Rose” (played by Zoey Deutch) and Lissa (Lucy Fry), this quirky tale is directed by Mark Waters (MEAN GIRLS) and written by his brother Daniel Waters (HEATHERS), based on the novel by Richelle Mead. Olga Kurylenko, Gabriel Byrne and Joely Richardson co-star. Take a look at the newest trailer and see if this looks up your alley. After meeting her earlier this year during the press tour for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, I can safely say I’m in love with Zoey Deutch, who for those unaware is the daughter of Lea Thompson (notice the resemblance?) and director Howard Deutch… so I’ll see it just for her, but it looks fun regardless. Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Based on author Richelle Mead’s worldwide bestselling series, VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.

VAMPIRE ACADEMY opens February 14, 2014

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.