Oh Boy. ‘Vampire Academy’ Is Getting a Sequel, If You Help Pay For It…

VAMPIRE ACADEMY

Easily one of the worst films of the year is Dimension Films’ Vampire Academy (read my review), which was a mega-flop that took in only $7M in the States and $15M worldwide box office.

So many people saw and liked the movie that there’s an strong demand for a sequel (titled Frostbite), so much so that the official Facebook page has announced one – only if you pay for some of it.

We are excited to announce that we have raised the majority of our funds for FROSTBITE – but there is one small catch (we told you this wouldn’t be easy)…We need proof that the fans truly want to see the franchise continue,” they explain, “And so, we will be launching a crowd funding campaign and putting the power in your hands.

Frankly, I just wanna see more of Zoey Deutch in tight clothing.

More information is promised later this week.

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose…
It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks…. This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…

Keep up with the crowd-spourcing campaign here.

Vampire Academy

 
  • Khy

    They can raise money for a sequel to this but not for a sequel to the very good Mortal Instruments?

    • a very British hamster

      Forget that, they can’t raise money for a Dredd sequel!?

      • James

        Now that I would watch

      • J Jett

        British hamster, i would help fund a sequel to DREDD. i love that movie!

      • Drake Marcos

        the fact that they can’t raise money to fund it proves that there’s not an audience

    • Joey Angelo

      Excuse me? City of Ashes started filming a while ago, I don’t know why even bring this up.

      • Khy

        No it has not. Fans have heard nothing since last October. Proof or shut the hell up. And I can bring up whatever the fuck I want.

        • Joey Angelo

          I would give you proof, but you’re an incompetent cunt, so forget it.

  • Ltg1998

    Maybe it will be better- no, no. I need to give up hope on getting a great book to movie adaptation. I love the books but I will not fund this movie, they screwed over fans of the books.

    • a very British hamster

      Now you know how I feel with The Hunger Games. I know I post about it frequently but I can’t get over how much of a miss-fire those adaptions really are. The sad part is, ignorant people and kids are eating it up. :/

      • Ltg1998

        I agree, they talk about how katniss is revolutionary but she’s not half as cool as in the books, that’s what bothers me the most. I thought catching fire was far better than the first but still had a few reservations about it. From the mortal instruments to vampire academy execution wise they’ve been vastly different and unrecognizable that I’ve given up hope on great book movies.

        • a very British hamster

          Right? Jennifer Lawrence plays her completely dull and practically emotionless, when she’s not whining or crying.

          • lhcameron

            Katniss in the books was a VERY emotionless character. She didnt tap into her emotions until the final book which is exactly the direction that they are taking it for the movies. My main point for commenting about this was because of you calling people who enjoy the movies Ignorant or little kids. Enjoying a movie doesn’t make you ignorant. I literally read the books back to back after MockingJay the book was released because i like to wait for the entirety of a book series to be released because well, i dont like being held on edge waiting for the next book to be released. Then i of course read the books again when each movie was announced. Am i disappointed that they cut alot out? Yes i am. I would have loved for them to touch on the Avoxs’ and Lavinia. However, things get cut from book turned movies all the time. That’s why it’s called an adaptation.

            And if anything it seems like you have more of a dislike towards Jennifer Lawrence than the actual films themselves. But regardless, i think that the movies are fantastic adaptations of the books. And i can’t wait until November for Mockingjay.

          • J Jett

            lhcameron, EXACTLY!! well said.

      • lhcameron

        ignorant people and kids…interesting… Because i am neither, and i believe the Hunger Games movies are actually really well done. In fact they do a great job adapting and translating from book to screen because so much of the books are spent in Katniss’ head and the filmmakers manage to show us what’s going on all around Katniss as well. In fact as a die hard fan of the books, i am one to admit that Mockingjay the book was wrapped up TERRIBLY and that it’s actually the worst of the 3 books, and i actually have faith that the Mockingjay movie will be much better than the Mockingjay book.

        • a very British hamster

          Not at all. The fact that the books take place in Katniss’s head added a level of depth, world building and character development to everything; You are experiencing the world through her eyes, that’s how the movies should be, much like the movie Children of Men, the camera stays locked to Theo and his reactions, emotions and view of the world. Otherwise the movie is minotinus and almost indistinguishable to other pop corn flicks.You never feel any true emotional connection to anything, you never get a sense of the oppression and struggle in the world, the starvation, the brutality. You never feel like any of the characters are in any true danger or jeopardy and even when a character does die it feels largely insignificant.

          I can tell by the way you talk about the books that you read them in a rather condescending manor, the same manor in which I’m sure you’ve watched the films.
          ‘It’s just a young adult novel, this flaw and that flaw, is to be expected.’ And I can tell by the fact that you think the movies actually have better methods of telling the story and that you think the mockingjay film will be better (though I agree that it is the weakest of the trilogy)

          I doubt you are a die hard fan, of the books, I guarantee you only read the books after(or shortly before) seeing the movie.
          I’m sorry to say it but you are ignorant if you like the movies so far, and feel they “do a great job adapting and translating from book to screen” You are ignorant to the entire point and message of the book, either that or you just have incredibly low standards.
          Yes it does a good job at getting the plot from point a to point b but there’s no heart and soul to fill in the cracks.
          It’s a lifeless shell. I’m sorry.

      • J Jett

        British hamster, just because someone enjoys the HUNGER GAMES films doesn’t make them “ignorant”. in fact i’d say YOU are the ignorant one who can’t understand and accept that book to film adaptations are often different beasts. accept that and you’ll enjoy things more.

        • a very British hamster

          “who can’t understand and accept that book to film adaptations are often different beasts”

          Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it should be rolled over a accepted. I’m sorry.
          It doesn’t have to be drastically different from the book and shouldn’t be. A book like this easily adaptable.

          Pretty much I’ll sum it up like this:

          Beyond the unreasonably terrible casting (besides 3 one of which is dead) the writing and the directing doesn’t allow for those actors to portray the characters to the full extent of their abilities.
          The movies pull just about all of their punches making little to no political subtext that actually mirrors our world or is relevant, they instead tippy toe around on egg shells trying not to offend anyone or their political ideology, attempting to reach the widest demographic possible while stigmatizing and completely ignoring the over all message of the books; they miss the point and entirely, intentionally.
          The world building and atmosphere are about as non existent as the character development (things like avox’s are left out because it would be too scary and offensive)

          All of the character development and character building moments are essentially completely removed or drawn back so immensely that they entirely become insignificant. Because of this all character death’s become inconsequential and meaningless as well.

          The film has this bothersome tendency to focus more on the romance than the political criticism or brutality of the capital, but again doesn’t develop the characters well enough to make it feel believable or even important what so ever. The fan fair of this aspect rides entirely on Jennifer Lawrences’s willingly ignorant fan base and girls who think the boys are cute.

          It is because of all this that the movie ends up being a watered down, simplified and even down right censored version of the story, that straight up patronizes the audience towards the stories political message.
          The films are empty and hollow shells devoid of all or any believable emotions.
          It feels strangely like Jerry Seinfeld telling Dane Cook jokes. The source material is great but the execution is all wrong. The sad part being that it’s apathy to the material is intentional. And ignorance is eating it up.

          So yes, you are ignorant to the books and what the books are about.

          • J Jett

            LOL! sucks to be you. i’m not the one being a whiny little bitch because a book to film translation wasn’t up to what i wanted it to be. the fact you are so irked by this funny. again, sucks to be you. :)

          • a very British hamster

            Lol, it doesn’t suck to have strong feelings about things at all.

          • Drake Marcos

            Really…you should just let it go…stop watching the movies and therefore you’ll have one less thing to complain about. I myself am a fan of the series…read all three books (thrice each mind you) and, although I feel the first film was a bit lacking, I felt Catching Fire was completely on point. And one of the best dystopian epics of the past 15 years. Had they filmed it to be completely faithful it would have been twice the length, boring (who NEEDS the pointless political monologues that took away from the book’s pace in the first place?) and would have only been fan services. Book adaptations are tricky…you need to satiate the fans of the original source material, you need to draw in people who know nothing of he books and want a big movie, and you also need to provide something different and deviate a bit so the fans of the book don’t see EVERYTHING that’s coming because that’s just boring. That was my biggest gripe with CARRIE…there was nothing absolutely NOTHING different.

      • DeadInHell

        Ignorant people and kids? Explain the critical reception of both films, then. An epidemic of ignorant child critics perhaps?

      • Clayton Wimshurst

        In order, I found the books to be, in order, fantastic, mediocre, terrible. I found the first film to be a reasonable and the second to be better than then book, I am hoping that the third book movies also improve on the poorly constructed novel. I think you will find that people are reacting strongly to your post because you essentially called anyone who enjoyed the films ignorant, you started the insults and then become upset at people returning the insults.

        • http://oneofthosedeadfckers oneofthosedeadfckers

          It’s interesting that you thought the first book was the best. Personally i liked the third book the most. I can’t say I have high hopes for the mockingjay part 1 though (since it’ll most likely just be a primer for all the big setpieces in the second movie).

          • Clayton Wimshurst

            Without wanting to put any spoilers, for me the third book made all of the other books amount to nothing, I get the feeling that she really did not know how she wanted to end the series. I am not talking the post script, that was ok.

    • Joey Angelo

      I’m sorry but the majority disagree with you. Stop including us fans, and just say you think YOU were screwed over.

      • Ltg1998

        I didn’t mean it like every fan hated it, I just meant that it could have been a better adaptation. I see that in my post it does sound like I was saying everybody felt screwed over, but it wasn’t meant to be that way or sound rude.

        • Joey Angelo

          It’s alright, I appreciate the apology. But the fact is the majority of us did like the film and it was actually a decent adaptation. All the plot points were there, everything was given great detail. My only complaint was that it was rushed, and the editing was off. But we’ve come to find out it was the The Weinstein Company s fault. The movie was supposed to have more details, and be longer. But at its best, it was good.

  • J Jett

    normally i can enjoy movies like this but the first movie was HORRIBLE. it wasn’t even “so bad it’s good” bad. it’s a shame because i love Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) and Zoey Deutch. if they make a movie with these 2 (although it would be impossible…..) i’d be into it but this sequel….no way.

    • Joey Angelo

      What do you mean impossible? They already said they are on board. Well Sarah Highland can’t return.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I wish people did this for movies we actually want to see! Seriously, have fans raise some money to get some movies off the ground. I’d pay real money to see some movies finally come to fruition. You listening studios?

  • brewers_rule

    This is happening but Dredd 2 loses steam by the day to get made? Society fails me again..sigh.

  • elpinche

    Is there a Kickstart that will stop this piece of shit from being made?

    • Rosemarie Hathaway

      Huh.. We already raised 96k in just 20 hrs… If you didn’t like the movie, don’t watch it.. Stop wasting your time on things you hate by posting these stupid comments and start spending it on things you LOVE, like we are doing..

      This movie will be JUST for our #VAfamily.. The series gets better with each book and so will the movies.. And WE WILL MAKE SURE WE GET A SEQUEL.. :)

  • Clayton Wimshurst

    The film was quite horrid, but hey if people want to pay to have them made, have at it. Does not mean we have to pay to go see it.

    • Krystal

      I am sorry but people like you have nothing better to do than to hate on things. I’ve read the books and if you possibly think you could make a better movie then go right ahead they put a lot of time into this and a lot of the details. So thanks for smashing things with negative attitude.

      • Huheuheuheuehue

        You know…they probably could make a better movie.
        I can’t imagine it’d be that hard.

    • Rosemarie Hathaway

      No worries.. we have already raised 96k in 20 hours.. You don’t have to watch it if you didn’t like it. This movie is especially for our #VAfamily… The series gets better with each book and so will the movies.. And we WILL Make it happen.. :)

  • Daniel Rodrigues

    This film is clearly meant for teenagers, so compared to other films from the same niche, I can easily say that Vampire Academy is fine. I’d watch a sequel too.

  • Taylor Morgan

    Ok, so the first time I saw this movie I thought it sucked. BUT in all fairness, I watched it again and surprised myself. Like drinking blood, this movie is an acquired taste. It is not on the same page as other vampire movies. It is certainly an original. I am looking forward to seeing the next. Give it a second chance and watch it with an open mind. This movie is definitely way better than Sharknado!

    • Huheuheuheuehue

      “Like drinking blood, this movie is an acquired taste.”
      The hell you been smoking??!!!
      That’s not an acquired taste! I can’t walk in to a restaurant and be like, “Ahhh yes, I would like a bottle or your oldest and most refined O, please. Lovely. Also the Foie-gras, if you would.”
      Weirdest sentence to have ever been written and NOT have been picked up on.
      Just. Wow.

      Also, whilst I will say that I have read, and enjoyed, the books, I have to say that I didn’t enjoy the film.
      In fact, even having read the books, if it weren’t for the title I probably would have not made the connection at all and rather had just thought it some kind of try-hard serious vampiric love story that’s trying to to be to serious so it doesn’t really know where it stands.

      I’d watch a sequel, if they make it, just in the hopes that they’d revise their actors and actresses and have a more entertaining script.

  • Madi

    To be honest I would love the movie to be redone, more like the book. Though the movie was comical, it was good but I feel as if the characters were off and the story was in a different place. I have waited a long time for this to come out 5 or 6 and was disappointed. I hope it to me more realistic, I believe the could really step up their game with the next movie !

  • Devin Gregory

    The movie WASN’T BAD if you read the books. One of the absolute best for book-screen movies. It was told to everyone it would be out on Valentine’s Day. A few weeks before they said Feb. 7th. And then that ended up being one of the worst winter weekends ever. It would have had more sales if people were able to go to it.

  • Joker Girl

    Can’t wait for the sequel!!!!

  • Kyra

    so bad not at all a good book to movie translation, none of the actors and actresses were right for their character, and their performances were extremely robotic. Did not feel any of the love for the characters i normally feel when reading the books. they better do much better with the sequel. The bond also needs to emphasized more as well as Rose’s internal thoughts and turmoil.

    • Dia Triose

      That’s rubbish. Danila was a perfect Dimitri, ditto Zoey for Rose. The movie wasn’t perfect, but you are wrong.

  • Rosemarie Hathaway

    We already raised 96k in 20 hours… I know the movie wasn’t as great as the books but it was still a good adaptation. It stayed true to the books and didn’t change any major events or characters. The series gets better with each book and so will the movies..

    We can do this #VAfamily.. We WILL GET frostbite… :)