Weinstein Co. Options Vampire Academy’s “Blood Sisters” For Feature Film

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Even though The Twilight Saga is finally finished, the vampire media trend is not quote ready to die. The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced that they have  acquired the U.S. distribution rights to “Blood Sisters.” The adaptation will be the first installment of feature film adaptations based on the “Vampire Academy” series of young adult books.

The feature film adaptation of of Blood Sisters is set to be directed by Mark Waters, who is most known for his work on Mean Girls and The Spiderwick Chronicles. Dan Waters will write the screenplay. The project is being produced by Don Murphy and Susan Montford of Angry Films, Michael Preger and Deepak Nayar of Kintop/Reliance. IM Global CEO Stuart Ford will executive produce.‪

It is based on the first book in the highly popular “Vampire Academy” series written by Richelle Mead. The book series has sold over 8 million copies in print across 35 countries. To date there are 6 books in the series, with the last 4 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

The official plot description for Blood Sisters is as follows:

Rose Hathaway develops a mental and spiritual bond with her BVFF (best vampire friend forever) Princess Lissa. The two girls attend a strict school for vampires designed to retain their humanity where it is Rose’s task to protect the Princess. Among the everyday issues faced by teenage vampires Rose falls for Dimitri, their dreamy guardian, and together the three battle the mysterious forces of the evil Moroi who are set on destroying the Princess’s bloodline.‬

“I am thrilled to be working on the first feature for ‘Vampire Academy.’ This series is fantastic and I am excited to bring it to the screen for diehard fans and introduce the stories to a whole new audience,” said TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein.

The projected release date is set for February 14, 2014.

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