VAMPIRE ACADEMY Series To Become Film Franchise

The Detroit Free Press recently interviewed Richelle Mead, author of the crazy popular Vampire Academy series, and the Michigan native talked about the books and the movie adaptation that is in the works. Mead sold the movie rights to Vampire Academy about a month ago to Preger Entertainment. Michael Preger is producing the movie, along with Don Murphy, whose credits include Transformers and Real Steel. They want to create a film franchise that will appeal to both male and female fans. Preger told the Free Press, “We’re not just going for a movie, we’re hoping for a series of films.”

However, when talking about the movie, Mead sounds less enthusiastic. She met with Preger and Murphy at the recent San Diego Comic Con and she says, “I’m hopeful. I’ve met the guys. They’re great. They love the books. But for me, it’s very easy to put this on the back burner. The options are sold, but it’s not something I’m thinking about most of the time. My focus is the books, because that’s what I do.”

Vampire Academy fans are obviously super excited about the prospect of the movie and are weighing in with their opinions on the Facebook page set up by Preger Entertainment. According to Michael Preger, “casting is a huge issue and there’s a very active debate between the groups there as to whether we should be going with established cast or unknowns.”

So what do Vampire Academy fans think about the movie? Who would you like to see play Rose, Lissa, and Dmitri? Let me know in the comments.

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