For those who didn’t read my Vampire Academy fantasy casting(i was planning to do a major alteration of it, but never got around to it somehow) the Vampire Academy book series is one of my favorite book series, and one that i highly recommend. WHile i know the title may give the impression that its another naive human girl falls for mysterious veggie vamp story, it is totally different. It is more about the friendship between a dhampir named Rose and a mortal vampire named Lissa(the mythology in the books is a bit different than the usual vampire tale, but i didn’t mind it). The characters are interesting, it actually has a plot, and the romances are well written.
While searching for any news on it, i found a link with answers to questions the producer(Don Murphy) answered(The questions came from facebook apparently).
It seems like he has a good handle of what is important from the book. I personally don’t mind if the plot isn’t exactly the same, as long as it doesn’t doesn’t change the core plot. I am also not very particular about the cast, so as long as the actors/actress’s can play there roles i’ll be happy.
I’m not too sure about director i want to see helm the project, although i think Joss Whedon might be a good fit. The books are a bit more feminist-centric than most pop supernatural series’s today, so i think this would be right up his alley. The only worry i would have is that he might change the dialogue around too much. I don’t have a problem with his preference for lots of witty dialogue, but i don’t want extra lines added in just for humor. As long as they don’t have someone like Michael bay direct it it won’t matter too much to me.
I’m really hoping this will be good. There is one element of the book that might be hard to translate into film, but i’m hoping that with the right people that won’t be too much of a problem. I loved the book series, so i am hoping the films will be just as good. Also this is the first time a book series i read got turned into a movie, so that adds another level of excitement for me