Pack your Trapper Keeper and silver stake — we're enrolling at St. Vladimir's Academy! MTV News nabbed a special sneak peek at the London set of the upcoming "Vampire Academy" movie, and we're sharing all of our dishy secrets with you!
For the uninitiated, "Vampire Academy" — based on the best-selling book series by Richelle Mead — centers around 17-year-old heroine Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), a dhampir (i.e. human-vampire hybrid), who is training to one day serve as bodyguard for her best friend Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), a royal Moroi vampire and the last in her line. But, as is so often the case, there are forces transpiring against Rose and Lissa that will put their special bond to the test.
The screenplay was adapted by "Heathers" writer Dan Waters, who then passed the script along to director brother Mark. Though initially skeptical, he was quickly charmed.
"Originally, the thing that drew me in was just reading Richelle's books," Waters said. "Immediately, I sensed something that was a little more cinematic about 'Vampire Academy' than any other young-adult thing I had ever read, and it really had to do with this bond between Rose and Lissa."
Star Deutch was also won over by Rose and Lissa's strong relationship.
"I think that's what I appreciate about the story so much is that it's truly a story of friendship, and Rose Hathaway will do anything, literally, she'll die for her best friend."
Of course, that doesn't mean the girls don't find time for separate relationships...of the romantic variety. Enter hot teacher Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), who gets all hot and sweaty with Rose. You know, in training. Mostly.
"Dimitri is a rather mysterious person," Kozlovsky explained. "First of all, he's Russian, but he's been living in America for a long time. I would say he has Russian blood, Russian character, Russian temperament."
With production in full swing, Mead also hopped the pond to check on the progress of the adaptation, and she liked what she saw.
"It's amazing seeing the movie come to life," Mead said. "It's like stepping into the world I created. They go to so much work with all the details: the sets, all the clothes, everything is just thought out."
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"Vampire Academy" hits theaters February 14, 2014.