Vampire Academy

Adaptations

Film

In June 2010, Preger Entertainment optioned the film rights to the Vampire Academy series.[1] On July 6, they announced that producer Don Murphy joined them to help bring the series to the big screen.[19] On December 17, 2012, it was announced that Dan Waters was writing the script. On February 1, 2013, it was announced that Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Danila Kozlovsky were cast as Rose Hathaway, Lissa Dragomir, and Dimitri Belikov respectively. The title has since been changed to Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. The film was released on February 7, 2014. Filming started during the final week of May 2013. The movie was filmed in and around Europe, particularly in the UK, with additional photography in Montana, USA. The first trailer was launched on November 22, 2013.[20] Opening weekend the film made $3,921,742 and gross of the film was $7,791,146 (April 4, 2014) [21]

Graphic novel

A graphic novel based on the first Vampire Academy book was published on August 23, 2011.[22] The graphic novel is adapted by Leigh Dragoon and illustrated by Emma Vieceli. A graphic novel for the second book in the series, Frostbite, was also released in May, 2012.[23]

Reception

Vampire Academy has received widespread negativity from critics. The film aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes[24] gave the film 10% approval with an average rating of 3.2 out of ten, based upon 39 reviews. Rottentomato critics stated "Though it may appeal to its built-in fanbase, Vampire Academy's Twilight-meets-Mean Girls conceit borrows lazily from its predecessors and offers few laughs or thrills to complement its overstuffed backstory".


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