Hear that? It's the sound of school bells ringing at St. Vladimir's Academy, where classes are officially in session for all the pretty, young Moroi and their dhampir guardians-in-training. Which is to say, the cast and crew of "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" have assembled in London, where filming began today on the big-screen adaptation of Richelle Mead's best-selling vampire novel!
"First day of filming!!" actress Zoey Deutch, who plays Rose Hathaway, tweeted early this morning, along with an image of her trailer and a weathered brick building in the background, which we can only assume is the facade of the boarding school for bloodsuckers.
With filming finally underway, it seemed as good a time as any to fill in any lingering holes you may have regarding the long-awaited production. So, without further ado, here are five things you need to know about "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters."
Isabelle Fuhrman continues to heap projects onto her post "Hunger Games"-plate. The actress, otherwise known as ruthless District 2 tribute Clove, is starring in the period piece "Dear Eleanor," according to Deadline.
Set during the Cuban Missile Crisis, "Dear Eleanor" follows two teens who travel across the country in search of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The film began shooting last week in Colorado, and is being directed by Kevin Connolly (of "Entourage" fame) and produced by bud Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. Jessica Alba and Joel Courtney also star.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: He's been up for plenty of high-profile film roles, including baker's boy Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games" (not to mention our personal pick for Augustus Waters in "The Fault in Our Stars"), but everyone's favorite ghost boyfriend may have just landed the part that will make him a bona fide big deal in Hollywood.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer announced today via Twitter that he's cast "American Horror Story" star Evan Peters as the character Quicksilver in his upcoming super hero flick! (Now how can we leverage that into a role for Taissa Farmiga, too?)
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If you like movies starring an unambiguously hot duo of delicious dudes—and really, who doesn't?—then here's a new item for your radar: Jackson Rathbone and Diego Boneta are teaming up for a star turn in "The Dead Men," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jackson, of course, is best known for his ability to play un-dead men, as the delightfully smirky Jasper Hale in the "Twilight" franchise; Diego was the sexy singer who swept Julianne Hough off her feet in last year's "Rock of Ages" (not to mention one of the stars of MTV's "Underemployed"); and we think they'll look very nice on screen together. Yep. Mmm-hmm.
The first round of nominations for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards is officially out, and ooooh, all the nominees are FABULOUS. So many favorite films and favorite famous people getting the love they deserve! Who's up for the coveted surfboards this year?
Firstly, because we luuurve a good supernatural romance, we're psyched to see some of our beloved sci-fi and fantasy films getting a nod from the teen tastemakers: "Beautiful Creatures," "Oz the Great and Powerful" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" are all up for the win—and it's a strong last-chance showing for the cast with Choice Actor noms for Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. (Also earning an acting nomination: Saoirse Ronan, who starred in the movie adaption of Stephenie Meyer's "The Host.")
It's been a minute since we heard about the Hollywood doings of the illustrious beast known as "the Zefron"—and now, of all things, it turns out that he's turned narc. Narc! Or, y'know, "Narc," which is the title of the new project he's got in the works. Zac Efron will star in this true-crime story based on the life and times of an actual campus police informant, which Deadline's report describes as "a college 'Donnie Brasco,'" and which is now in active development at Fox.
Oh, Boyd Holbrook. You are one guy who is easy on the eyes. And with the premiere of "Behind The Candelabra" slated for this weekend, you've been added to the list of things we’re going to be doing this long Memorial Day weekend. So, in honor of the flick’s premiere, we’re naming Boyd this week’s Hump Day Hottie.
Check out this dreamy photo of Boyd, and keep reading for more details about him!
Vital stats: Boyd is from Kentucky, and the 31-year-old got his start as a model, appearing in campaigns for such powerhouse fashion labels as Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versus, Marc Jacobs, Dior Homme and Viktor and Rolf. But he’s far from just a pretty face. Boyd has also studied at New York University and Columbia. He’s also a writer, photographer and sculptor. A man of many, many talents. James Franco might want to watch his back.
Shadowhunters: Let's raise our seraph blades in unison and slash through the "August 23" box on our calendars—that release date is, woefully, obsolete.
Sony has confirmed to MTV News that the big-screen debut of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has been moved up two days to August 21, meaning you can get your Clary, Jace and Magnus fix a whole 48 hours earlier (and exactly three months from today)!
Is it too early to crown our own favorite MTV kid Dylan O'Brien as the new king of sci-fi? Because we're totally seeing a trend emerge here! According to a report from Deadline—which comes fresh on the heels of his casting in the starring role in the much-anticipated "Maze Runner" movie—Dylan is now eyeballing another lead: the time-traveling teen protagonist of "Glimmer." Which he is eyeballing from behind the wheel of a spaceship with eyeballs made of lasers and nanobots! Because he is the king of sci-fi. Yes, he is.
"Glimmer," which is slated to start filming in January 2014, tells the story of several time-traveling teenagers who majorly screw things up for themselves when they change the course of history during one of their trips to the past. (Ugh, the butterfly effect—the worst, amirite?) And for Dylan, who's only just making the jump to feature films after his breakout role on "Teen Wolf," snagging the lead could be just the ticket to positioning himself as the next big thing in legit sci-fi action heroes...which is good, because Tom Cruise isn't going to be around forever, you know.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Jennifer Lawrence spent the weekend ruling the red carpets at the Cannes International Film Festival, where she was joined by "Catching Fire" co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin in support of their upcoming release. But today, it was back to business as usual (sort of), as the 22-year-old got in a blue mood to reprise her role as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Director Bryan Singer tweeted an image from set of Jennifer all suited up (yep, it's a suit this time!), and she's lookin' good!
Head on over to Splash Page for the full (blue) reveal!