This is the trailer for Vampire Academy , which opens this weekend and following the trend set by the Twilight Saga films of young vampires and their problems.

Fantasy author Richelle Mead was first inspired to write about vampires while flipping through books of old Romanian stories about different races of vampires roaming the world: the Moroi, who were described as living and good, the Strigoi, who were portrayed as the stereotypical bloodsucking vampires of nightmares, and the Dhampirs, half-human, half-vampire warriors.

Vampire Academy – Official Information

[quote_box_center]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.[/quote_box_center]

Vampire Academy – Theatrical release dates

US and Canada: February 7, 2014
Australia and New Zealand: March 6, 2014
UK: April 23, 2014

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online