Based on the best-selling book series from author Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy tells the story of half-vampire/half-human guardian Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and her royal Moroi vampire best friend Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry). As two 17-year-old girls trying to survive the perils of Moroi society and high school, Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who are putting her life in jeopardy. From director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) and writer Dan Waters (Heathers), the film also stars Danila Kozlovsky, Dominic Sherwood, Sarah Hyland, Cameron Monaghan and Sami Gayle.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, director Mark Waters talked about what it was like to work with a cast who were such big fans of Mean Girls, why being too sincere has been the downfall of some of the previous Young Adult adaptations, what makes this story and film different, the challenge of figuring out how to give information without having too much exposition, collaborating with author Richelle Mead, finding the right approach to the sexier moments between Rose and Dimitri, and what deleted scenes fans can expect to see on the Blu-ray/DVD. Check out what he had to say after the jump.