A couple of new posters have landed tonight, one being rather seductive, the other two being rather sinister. First we have a new poster for the upcoming adaptation of Vampire Academy, which I am sure you’ll agree is very pleasing on the eye, and next you will find the first poster for Victor Garcia’s new horror Gallows Hill, plus the first image.
Mean Girls director Mark Waters directs the adaptation of the first book, and the film title has been changed from The Vampire Academy: Book One to The Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, suggesting a proposed series of the popular books. Daniel Waters (Heathers, Batman Returns) adapted the script.
The film stars Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures), and Australian newcomer Lucy Fry, who play lead characters Rose and Lissa alongside Russian star Danila Kozlovski (We Are From The Future,) who will play the role of Dimitri. The cast also includes Olga Kurylenko, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, and Ashley Charles. Michael Preger and his Preger Entertainment banner is producing with Angry Films’ Don Murphy and Susan Montford, and Kintop Pictures’ Deepak Nayer. IM Global’s Stuart Ford is executive producer.
Here is the synopsis for the first book courtesy of Amazon:
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
Victor Garcia has shown promise in the small amount of horror’s he has directed, with films like Return to House on Haunted Hill, Mirrors 2 and even Hellraiser: Revelations showing that deep down there is a good horror directing desperately trying to get out. Maybe with his new flick, Gallows Hill, he might finally get his chance to shine.
Sophia Myles will star alongside Twilight’s Peter Facinelli, and joining them will be Carolina Guerra, Diego Cadavid and Nathalia Ramos. Richard D’Ovidio (13 Ghosts) penned the script based on a story written by himself and David W. Higgins.
The film follows American David Reynolds (Facinelli), widowed from his Columbian-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter Jill (Ramos). En route to the city of Medellin, a car accident leaves them stranded in a rundown isolated Inn. When they discover the old innkeeper has locked a young girl in the basement, they are determined to set her free. But have they made a terrible mistake?