If the completion of the Twilight franchise has left an enormous hole in your heart, well the filmmakers behind the upcoming teen vamp flick "Vampire Academy" are certainly aiming to fill it. Based on a best-selling YA book by author Richelle Mead, the film tells the story of two best friends -- one's a blonde-haired vamp princess (Lucy Fry); the other is a black-haired, half-breed guardian (Zoey Deutch) who's been chosen to protect her full-blooded bestie from a rival clandestine vampire clan. The tongue-and-cheek movie is also about their time at St. Vladimir's Academy where they are taught the skills and duties of being a proper vampire -- so, teen angst and mood swings aplenty!
Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means.
Vampire Academy stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Sarah Hyland, Olga Kurylenko, Gabriel Byrne, Joely Richardson, Danila Kozlovsky, Sami Gayle, Cameron Monaghan