21 December 2012 2:24 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We told you about the film adaptation of the Richelle Mead novel series Vampire Academy a while ago, and the project has gathered quite a bit of steam over the last few months. Read on for the latest.

Producer Don Murphy (Transformers) delivered a one-two punch, revealing Dan Waters (Heathers) has completed a script for the project. "Dan has written a brilliant screenplay for Vampire Academy. Smart and funny, clever and really a great read - it is going to make a terrific film," says Murphy. Even cooler? Mark Waters (Mean Girls), Dan's brother, will take the helm; and casting is about to start very soon.

Book Synopsis

Set in the present day against a hidden universe of vampires, half-humans, alchemy, and magic. Richelle Mead shifts the focus from the brooding male vampires of Twilight, "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries" to that of a strong, yet flawed 17-year-old female »

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