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Thou Shall Read Till Thy Eyes Bleed

"I will be with her again, or I will die.
There aren't any other options."
-Ash, The Iron Knight

"If I let myself love you I won't throw myself in front of her.
I'll throw myself in front of you."
-Dimitri Belikov, Vampire Academy

Friday, 1 February 2013

Movie Alert/News: The Vampire Academy Movie turns into the Blood Sisters Movie, and the Official Movie Cast is well, cast! [UPDATED... Again]

Breaking news about the first Vampire Academy movie have been posted on the Vampire Academy Facebook page. 1st piece of news:
  • They have chosen who is to play Rose, Lissa and Dimitri...
... and these choices are, sadly, not great.

Zoey Deutch (as Rose Hathaway)

 


I also attached an interview she had for Ringer. I am not thrilled about her as Rose. Just, no... Gosh, it's like they didn't listen to the fans at all! When was this girl's name ever mentioned when they did the polls online? Did she even rank? I am guessing, hmm, not. She just doesn't strike me as being a strong kick ass girl, specially when I watched her on Ringer as the overly annoying Juliet.

Lucy Fry (as Lissa Dragomir)

 


 I guess she is... fine. I mean, she is just not as vulnerable looking as I picture Lissa being. :/ She looks like a California girl, not a broken vampire girl who lost her entire family and now has to carry the weight of the world upon her shoulders.

Danila Kozlovsky (as Dimitri Belikov)

 

Danila Kozlovsky

Hmmm... I like him in the first picture... Not with short hair though, UGH. Last time I check DImitri was Ben Barnes, Ben Barnes, BEN FREAKING BARNES GOSH DAMN IT. Okay okay, I am giving this guy a shot, if only for that first redeeming picture. I can picture him as Dimitri, if he lets his hair grow.

Second piece of news: They changed the bloody title of the movie from the awesome Vampire Academy to... Blood Sisters. WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?! What a stupid title! Blood sisters! WHAT WAS WRONG WITH VAMPIRE ACADEMY?! NOTHING!

Vampire Academy, regal, mysterious, awesome.
Blood Sisters, are these menstrual sisters? Did they make a pact? Are these two girls, sisters? Oh wait, no they are not! Idiots.

Update: "Richelle Mead thought long and hard about what the name of her series should be called for the big screen and she settled on BLOOD SISTERS. As you may or may not know, it's the title for the German version of VA."

I'm sorry, did I wake up in Germany? I DIDN'T THINK SO. This is America, get with the program.

2nd Update: This just in... "It's OFFICIAL, the first movie is called "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters".

-VA Movie Facebok

Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters... getting there, now just drop the Blood Sisters part and we are GOLDEN.


Quote from Deadline.com
IM Global’s Ford said. “This is as much Mean Girls as The Hunger Games. ” It is snappy irreverent, sexy and just a lot of fun. And we got the right director for that kind of movie.”
Mean girls? MEAN GIRLS? What are they doing with my beloved movie exactly?!

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Calm down, calm down...

Alas, disappointed I am. Like, really disappointed. I might go under my covers and cry myself to sleep because one of my dream movies has failed me so.

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But, maybe, just maybe, they will prove me wrong. Gosh I hope so. Until then though...

Who wants to join me in my crying fest?

UPDATE 2/2/13  So after a good night's sleep, and much consideration, I am really to re-evaluate the cast. The title is still awful and will probably creep out a bunch of people out (not to mention guys, I mean seriously what self respected guy, who is not already a fan, is going to go see Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters willingly?) so no mind change in that. But the cast.

Zoey (Rose): I still can't see her as Rose. I've seen her act, and sure she may surprise us but my knee jerk reaction is that she just isn't right for the role. I guess nothing can be as good as in our heads.

Lucy (Lissa): Still looking too much like a California girl! Lissa is supposed to be delicate, super feminine, and nice.

Danila (Dimitri): He IS Russian, and he seems the least of our problems for now. He is the "better" cast choice. I still think Ben Barnes should have done it, but oh well. Can't win them all, or in this case any of them.

I've heard a lot of "the producers know what they are doing" and "make up and training can do wonders!" but this post isn't about that. I know all this! I am not completely delirious. I know things can possibly be better, this was just my first gut reaction. I've loved Vampire Academy for many, MANY, years so I am sorry if not every fan can be all positive about these news. I can just hope they do a good job, all of them.

15 comments:

Briana said...

Aww Tasch! I know how obsessed you are with this series! I read the first book and can see that girl as Rose but not the other ones, then again I only read the first book. Hope it turns out well for you!

Ntzee said...

WHAT???? Blood Sisters???? That title has nothing to do with the book at all! I am already disappointed! And I love this series too! =(

Taschima Cullen said...

I posted some updates on the news. I think the whole fandom went CRAZY on their asses because they've been trying to calm the fires ever since they posted the casting news and movie title. It's crazy! I mean, I didn't think it was going to be perfect [the movie] but I at least... I don't know. We'll see what happens.

Jessi Louise said...

So disappointing at this title for the movie, it has nothing to do with it! Id have loved for it to still be called Vampire Academy. Its an original series and it deserves to be the same awe inspiring title!! Its ruining the books original story using the people they have officially made the cast. Rose should be more dangerous looking with that devilish look in her eyes and Lissa should be gentle and fragile, like in the book, but still able to pull off a tough brave look that would be unexpected in times where she is the strong one. As for Dimitri, he should always have been Ben Barn, as Ben Barns is always going to be a favourite amongst many women and young teen girls like myself! For me and everyone else i hope they realize that they are missing the true characters personality in the cast they have chosen.

ayol said...

noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Nicole said...

Guess this is one movie I won't be seeing, then.

Thalia S said...

i am actually sooooo EXCITED!!!!! ok, so the cast is not AT ALL what i had been expecting, but i am PUMPED!!! i am actually having heart problems here.... i reckon the cast is going to do awesome, and not at all what we were expecting.

Lisa Shen said...

Omg omg omg what happened!!!!! What's wrong with the book title???? Why Blood Sister? What kind of name is that? And seriously him as Dimitri? I'm so disappointed! This is crazy!!!!!!

Ira said...

Not happy abt the change they've made. And I don't like the Rose they chose either. Good on you for blogging about this. Thanks for the great read. :)

Mardel said...

"menstrual sisters" - haha, I can just picture it. "Hey, we've been on the same menstrual cycle for months now. let's make a blood pact, be menstrual sisters forever! hang out during our cycles...eat chocolate together, bitch at each other...." doesn't really sound very vampirish to me either.

Hope the movie turns out better than hoped for. Sometimes it's hard to see a face on the screen when you've been picturing something entirely different while reading...and the voices! oh boy, sometimes that's even worse!

Jess13angel said...

You're right the title sucks and that girl just isn't Rose. I'm ok with the girl they picked for Lissa and the guy isn't bad, I've also heard that he is a very good actor and has just won some award in Russia, too bad they cast the wrong Rose...

Niccae Saren said...

I'm just gonna say this... Why not cast AnnaSophia Robb as Lissa? Heaven knows she could do it! Or Sara Paxton?
And as for Rose, I'll say that I think Zoey looks okay for the part and has some tricks up her sleeves, but... No. Just no. Does anyone remember JoJo? She would be a better choice!
And Dimitri... I am madly in love with that sexy beast and make sweet romance between the pages of my books... But this guy? I feel no love for him. :(

That being said, I'm going to go cry for the next millennia now...

Mehta Dhruti said...

at first wen i saw that VA is turning into a movie...i was totally over whelmed n excited....but slowly the disappointment started to sink.....all d stupid characters n the yucky name blood sisters.....!!!!wat was wrong with vampire academy????

Allison Callery said...

Richelle Mead posts on her blog that the title is a way to set up some continuity in the film franchise so this movie is Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (taken from the German title of the book) and the next movie, if its made, will be Vampire Academy: Frostbite and so on. Not saying I agree with it or anything, just pointing out that its really just a marketing tool. I'll wait until the previews to judge the cast. It's always a crap shoot with these types of movies.

Rishika Jangde said...

I hate everything about the movie!(other than the story , ofcourse) The name, the cast, this is the least i would have expected. Seriously Danila & Zoey.UGH! Lucy is though fine for me. I can't even understand how the title "Blood Sisters" was given.

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