UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES TO RELEASE VAMPIRE ACADEMY SOUNDTRACK OUT FEBRUARY 4, 2014
Featured artists include Katy Perry, Sky Ferreira, Goldfrapp, Iggy Azalea, Natalia Kills, Au Revoir Simone, Jaymes Bullett, Max Frost, Bear In Heaven, Rainy Milo and an exclusive track from CHVRCHES
January 22, 2014—Universal Music Enterprises announced today that it will release the soundtrack album from the upcoming movie VAMPIRE ACADEMY on February 4. The line-up of artists includes Katy Perry, Goldfrapp, Sky Ferreira and more. Indie darlings CHVRCHES (Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry) will contribute a self-produced exclusive track of the Bauhaus cover “Bela Lugosi's Dead.” The Weinstein Company will release VAMPIRE ACADEMY in theaters nationwide on February 7th.
The full album track list features an eclectic line-up, with “In Your Grave” by Jaymes Bullet (unreleased), “Red Lips” by Sky Ferreira, “Nice and Slow” by Max Frost, “Thea” by Goldfrapp, “Boys Don’t Cry” by Natalia Kills, “Bounce” by Iggy Azalea, ”Sinful Nature” by Bear In Heaven, “Think About It” by Naughty Boy, “Rats” by Rainy Milo (unreleased), “Spiritual” by Katy Perry, “Crazy” by Au Revoir Simone and the aforementioned exclusive CHVRCHES “Bela Lugosi's Dead.” CHVRVCHES says, "’Bela Lugosi's Dead’ is a genre defining classic. It was equal parts thrilling and daunting to attempt a reworking of such an incredible song. We can only hope that we did The Count proud." Adds Howard Paar, music supervisor, "I think we all felt a big responsibility to capture the spirit of the books with the songs that were chosen. I hope everyone has as much fun listening to the soundtrack as we did making it."
Director Mark Waters explains, "I had happily planned a career as doctor when I first saw “The Hunger” in the early eighties. I was immediately enraptured by it and its unforgettable use, in the classic opening sequence, of the seminal Bauhaus song, “Bela Lugosi's Dead.” I saw the movie again the next day and, by the end of the week, I no longer wanted to be a doctor.
If and when my journey as a filmmaker took me down the dark alley of the Vampire genre, I knew I'd want to pay homage to The Hunger, Bauhaus, and “Bela Lugosi's Dead” in a way that took it all another level. It was remarkable good luck we could hitch onto the comet that is CHVRCHES. I dare anyone to try walking out on the closing credits when their version of Bela is playing!"
From Mark Waters the director of MEAN GIRLS and his brother Daniel Waters the screenwriter of HEATHERS comes VAMPIRE ACADEMY, a film based on the best-selling book series by Richelle Mead.
St. Vladimir's is like any boarding school -- it’s got cute boys, gossip queens, and a strict curfew, but that’s only because when you’re a vampire the sun is annoying. Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), is the 17-year-old half human/half vampire guardian of her best friend, Princess Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), the last in line to become queen of the Vampire Moroi. Someone or something wants Lissa dead. To keep her alive, Rose will have to keep her hormones in check and actually learn from her hot guardian instructor Dimitri. Only then will she able to fight off crazed vampires, deadly fire-spells, and murderous psi-hounds. If you thought high school was cut throat….
VAMPIRE ACADEMY is a best-selling series of six young-adult paranormal romance novels by author Richelle Mead. The first book in the series, Vampire Academy, was published in 2007. By 2013 the series has sold over 8 million copies in 35 countries. With its irreverent characters and Richelle's distinct voice, Vampire Academy has set itself apart from anything else the Young Adult world is reading.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY will be released through the Weinstein Company, was financed by Reliance and is produced by Don Murphy and Susan Montford of NATURAL BORN KILLERS, BULLY, REAL STEEL & TRANSFORMERS, Deepak Nayar of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB & LOST HIGHWAY and Michael Preger of the upcoming DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS.