Zoey Deutch Talks VAMPIRE ACADEMY, Taking Insight from the Book, an Added Sequence in the Film, Fan Reaction, MIDNIGHT RIDER, and More

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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.

At the film’s press day, actress Zoey Deutch spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she got involved with the film, how much insight she got about her character from the book, the dream sequence that’s been added, that it’s such a quotable film, the extensive training she had to go through, the scene she was most excited to see the final product of, and what it was like to work with co-star Lucy Fry.  She also talked about her next film, Midnight Rider, about the Allman Brothers.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

4 Clips from VAMPIRE ACADEMY Starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Olga Kurylenko

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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 CharlesVampire Academy opens February 14th.

Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry Walk Us Through VAMPIRE ACADEMY in New Trailer

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The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for Vampire AcademyMark Waters (Mean Girls) directs the adaptation of Richelle Mead‘s novel, set at a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians).  Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry host the clip and explain Vampire Academy is just like a regular high school movie: the geek, the sexy jock, the depressed emo kid, the horrible mean girl, the blood-sucking vampires in an eternal battle of good and evil.

Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Olga Kurylenko, Cameron Monaghan, Joely Richardson, Sami Gayle, and Dominic Sherwood co-star. Vampire Academy opens Feburary 14.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

New Clip from VAMPIRE ACADEMY

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The Weinstein Company has released a new clip from the comedy Vampire Academy. Adapted by Daniel Waters (Heathers) and directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), the Richelle Mead novel series 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.  This clip is incredibly promising, and I particularly like the snappy dialogue.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, and Ashley CharlesVampire Academy opens February 14th.

New Trailer for VAMPIRE ACADEMY Starring Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry

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The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for Vampire Academy.  Mark Waters (Mean Girls) directs the adaptation of Richelle Mead’s novel, set at a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians).  I may not be in the target audience, but the trailer suggests a sharp script by Daniel Waters (Heathers).  In particular, relative newcomer Zoey Deutch handles her sassy dialogue well with a charismatic screen presence in the lead role.

Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Olga Kurylenko, Cameron Monaghan, Joely Richardson, Sami Gayle, and Dominic Sherwood co-star.  Vampire Academy opens Feburary 14, 2014.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

First Trailer for VAMPIRE ACADEMY, Plus 3 New Images Featuring Stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Sarah Hyland and Danila Kozlovsky

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The first trailer for Mark Waters’ Vampire Academy shows off the latest adaptation in the supernatural YA craze.  Adapted by Daniel Waters (Batman Returns), the Richelle Mead novel series follows Rose Hathaway, who works as a bodyguard for her best friend and Moroi vampire princess, Lissa.  The pair must survive the dangers of St. Vladimir’s Academy while navigating forbidden romances and awkward social situations.  Oh, and the fact that the deadly Strigoi want to claim Lissa for their own.  This first trailer doesn’t so much explain anything that’s going on or even tell us who these teens are, but it does introduce us to the world inside the academy walls, which is a sexy and bloody world, indeed.

Starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy and Ashley Charles, Vampire Academy opens February 14, 2014.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer and view some new images.

TOP 5: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Set Visit, VES Awards Interviews, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Toy Fair 2013

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Before I dive headfirst into what could be considered overselling to the “nth degree”, I have a disclaimer: I’m a total sucker for nostalgia-inducing, high school-centric, coming of age films. With that out of the way, I cannot recommend enough that you watch author/writer/director Stephen Chboksy‘s adaptation of his own novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as soon as possible. The pic hit Blu-ray/DVD this past week and over the course of 24 hours I rented it, watched it, loved it, returned it (yes, somehow late fees are still a thing…), and purchased it for my own collection. I could go on and on about the emotional note the movie hit for me at every turn but I’ll spare you the fanboy torment. Suffice to say that I’ll be looking back fondly on this one for quite a while.

My “Blu-ray/DVD pick of the week” aside, this week’s installment features a week of Die Hard that includes Matt revisiting the entire franchise and A Good Day to Die Hard interviews with Bruce Willis and more, coverage from Steve’s visit to the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a slew of video interviews from this year’s VES Awards including talks with Ang Lee and Wally Pfister just to name a few, Beautiful Creatures interviews with Emmy Rossum and more, and a healthy amount of images from the floor of Toy Fair 2013. Yep, you guessed it, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found on the other side.

Thomas Mann and Zoey Deutch Talk BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Auditioning without Seeing the Script, Working with Emma Thopmson, and More

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The romantic drama Beautiful Creatures tells the story of 17-year-old Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), whose world is shaken up with the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the niece of Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons), the reclusive owner of gothic Ravenwood Manor.  Immediately drawn to each other, it becomes apparent that Lena is a Caster with powers beyond her control, and the two are faced with a curse that will claim her for either the Light or the Dark on her 16th birthday.

At the film’s press day, Collider spoke to co-stars Thomas Mann (who plays Ethan’s best friend and wingman, Link) and Zoey Deutch (who plays Emily, Ethan’s former girlfriend and head of the popular clique at school), in both a 2-on-1 and a roundtable interview, about auditioning without getting to read a script first, their reaction once they finally did get to read it, understanding where their characters were coming from, working with Emma Thompson, the bits about their characters that didn’t make it from the book to the film, and what’s next for them, as actors.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

VAMPIRE ACADEMY: BLOOD SISTERS to Star Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry with Mark Waters Directing

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When last we reported on the development of the Vampire Academy adaptations, we were only half-way through the Twilight Saga.  Now, it looks like the first of six possible films is set up with stars Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures) and Lucy Fry (Lightning Point) playing the leads of Rose and Lissa with Mark Waters (Mean Girls) directing from a Daniel Waters (Heathers) script.  Based on the best-selling young adult book series by Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy centers on half-human Dhampir bodyguards and their vampire charges who both train at St. Vladimir’s Academy.  The film treatment will also get the catchy new title of Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters in preparation for an ongoing franchise of adaptations.  Hit the jump for more.

New Poster for PAIN AND GAIN Starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, Plus New Character Posters for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

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New posters have popped up online today for Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain and Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures. Pain and Gain, based on a true story, stars Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg as two weightlifters who get involved with a kidnapping and extortion scheme that goes horribly wrong. Also starring Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie, Ken Jeong, Tony Shalhoub, Rebel Wilson and Rob Corddry, Pain and Gain opens on April 26, 2013.

Two new character posters have popped up for Beautiful Creatures stars Jeremy Irons and Zoey Deutch. Adapted from the Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl novel, Beautiful Creatures stars Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich as two star-crossed lovers caught up in supernatural events transpiring in their small town. The film opens February 13, 2013. Hit the jump to check out all the posters.

New York Comic-Con: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Panel Recap; Unfolding a Southern-Set Coming-of-Age Romantic Drama with Sorceresses

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Even though the trailer for Richard LaGraveneseBeautiful Creatures is online, I decided to go into the New York Comic-Con panel cold.  This approach worked well for The Conjuring, and I’m always ready to be pleasantly surprised by a film.  LaGravenese’s film certainly has a cast worthy of our attention: Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, and Emmy Rossum star alongside up-and-coming lead actors Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich.  But as for what the movie is about, that’s a bit harder to explain.

Hit the jump for my recap of the Beautiful Creatures panel, and click here for all of our New York Comic-Con coverage.

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