Fans of Richelle Mead's fangtastic "Vampire Academy" series have been bloodlusting after news regarding the big-screen adaptation ever since the rights were optioned by Preger Entertainment way back in the summer of 2010. Now—finally!—there's some forward motion on the long-gestating project.
According to the film's official Facebook page, "Heathers" writer Daniel Waters has finished a script for the movie!
"Dan has written a brilliant screenplay for "Vampire Academy," producer Don Murphy wrote. "Smart and funny, clever and really a great read—it is going to make a terrific film."
Though probably best-known for the teen dramedy, Dan was also a screenwriter on "Batman Returns," "Hudson Hawk" and "Demolition Man."
For the uninitiated, "Vampire Academy" introduces best friends Rose Hathaway (a Dhampir) and Lissa Dragomir (a Moroi), who through a twist of fate become "shadow-kissed," leaving them telepathically bound to one another. The six-part series follows Rose and Lissa through all manner of life-threatening circumstances, punctuated by love, loss and political intrigue. We, for one, can't wait to see this engrossing tale brought to the big screen.
Are you enthused by the screenwriter news? Who do you envision as Rose, Lissa and (perhaps most important) Dimitri Belikov? Tell us everything in the comments and on Twitter!