The Weinstein Company acquired the US distribution rights to Blood Sisters, which is based on the the Vampire Academy book series. This is the first time the Weinstein Company will distribute a YA movie, joining the ranks of Warner Brothers and Summit in this highly lucrative movie genre.
As we have stated earlier, Mark Waters will be helming this movie and the script will be handled by Dan Waters.
Co-chairman of the Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, stated the following:
“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.”
The press release describes Blood Sisters as:
“In ‘Blood Sisters’ 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.”
Happily fans of the book series will not have to wait to long to see their favorite characters, the movie will be released on Valentine’s Day 2014.