The Weinstein Company has released four new clips from the adaptation of the Richelle Mead novel Vampire Academy. The film takes place at the titular hidden boarding school and follows Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), a bodyguard for her best friend and Moroi vampire princess, Liss (Lucy Fry). The pair faces the dangers of St. Vladimir’s Academy while navigating forbidden romances and awkward social situations. Though some may have automatically written the pic off as another YA adaptation targeted at teens, it actually looks incredibly sharp and features strong pedigree in the form of Heathers screenwriter Daniel Waters and Mean Girls director Mark Waters.
Hit the jump to watch the clips. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Sarah Hyland, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, and Ashley Charles. Vampire Academy opens February 14th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Vampire Academy:
‘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.