Looks like the team behind "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" wants to make one thing clear: It's not the new "Twilight" (although the series' gajillion fans are probably more than welcome to the show).
There's no denying the fact that the two young-adult book-to-film adaptations have a few obvious similarities — vampires, romance, femme protagonists — but to hear the filmmakers talk, "Vampire Academy" is in a league of its own. The film's first poster, which has premiered at Yahoo! Movies with a little motion action in the mix, signs that promise in blood.
The story follows Rose (Zoey Deutch), a 17-year-old half-vampire half-human girl, and her best friend Lissa (Lucy Fry), who just so happens to be a special Moroi vampire princess. Rose is a guardian-in-training who has sworn to protect Lissa from evil vampires called
the Volturi the Striogoi. After being on the run for two years, the girls are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, where they must continue their education and navigate their way through the school's dangerous social scene — which includes, of course, a major hottie (Danila Kozlovsky).
Per author Richelle Mead, "VA: Blood Sisters," based on the first of her six-part series, "is not a cutesy movie. There's this dark humor that runs through it all ... you're going to launch at things you probably think you shouldn't laugh at and you're going to be gripping your seat for the action."
If you're not sold just yet, check this. The film is being directed by Mark Waters (of "Mean Girls" note) and was adapted for the screen by his brother, Daniel Waters ("Heathers"). That's an interesting duo, we have to say, so the hot young cast of up-and-coming actors is just a bonus really.
Take a look at the animated poster version at Yahoo! and keep an eye out for "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters," which also stars Gabrile Byrne, Joely Richardson, Sarah Hyland, Claire Foy and Sami Gayle, when it hits theaters Feb. 14, 2014.