Vampire Academy Frostbite Movie News!

The time is upon us Vampire Academy Family!

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Today the Indiegogo campaign began to raise money for the production of the Frostbite movie! The financiers behind Frostbite have asked that the fans show their dedication/ love/ loyalty to the franchise by helping fund the film. The best bit is we give the money they give us goodies in return. The goodies range from scripts and behind the scenes photos and updates to walk on parts and hoodies. How cool is that?

Check out more at the Vampire Academy Indiegogo page. There’s loads of updates on there and more information on why the fans need to be involved. All we need now is for the target of $150 million to be reached by the date set because we all really want to see this film and the entire franchise carry on!

In other Frostbite news…

The script to Frostbite has already been written. Piers Ashworth the guy behind the St. Trinians script has penned Frostbite’s script so we can expect a few laughs, lots of action and a few tears. In fact Official Vampire Academy Movie released a sneak peek of a bit all us ladies are very much waiting for… 10479589_830645430303155_4069865017426045238_n

As of yet there’s no inkling on who’s playing Adrian although someone on a Vampire Academy fan site somewhere did point out Queen Tatiana (Joely Richardson) and Victor Dashkov (Gabriel Byrne) were played by British and Irish actors so maybe Adrian could be a Brit too. We can hope.

It’ll be a long month of waiting but just think it could all be worth it in the end, we could get exclusive updates and a film that will make us cry but I’m sure we’re ready for it.

Here’s a lovely video done by the cast of Vampire Academy telling us how excited they are to, possibly, get Frostbite up and filming.

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Vampire Academy Movie UK Update: DVD Release & Frostbite News!

91JV3EbTZVL._SL1500_Alright then Vampire Academy fans here’s some news on the DVD release!

The UK release of the DVD and Blu-Ray is set for 14th July! YAY!

This will be quite good news since we got denied a cinema release earlier in the year. I have however been told that on 3rd July Showcase Cinemas are showing Vampire Academy. More info here So far these are the only chain I can find that are showing it.

Here’s hoping that we get lots of extras on the DVD to keep our spirits up.

You may have heard news on the Frostbite movie… The guys over at Official Vampire Academy Movie Facebook page announced a few days ago that Frostbite is in the works but the producers need the fans help! Head over to their page, like it, spam all your friends and get the news out there! We need this film! We also need to start speculating on who will play Adrian and how much we’ll cry. A lot of you like Max Iron’s so far.

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Who do you want to play Adrian?

All exciting news for us VA fans so lets keep it continuing!

Vampire Academy Movie UK Update: CANCELLATION CONFIRMED

Earlier I contacted Vue to see what was happening since the Vampire Academy page no longer existed and they tweeted me back with this:

It’s pretty sad/ devastating/ soul destroying news for us fans but I’m afraid we’ll have to band together and support each other until the DVD is released over here. I haven’t found any news yet on a release date but hopefully it shouldn’t be to long to wait.

Cover Amazon.com have for pre-order of Vampire Academy DVD

Cover Amazon.com have for pre-order of Vampire Academy DVD

Looking at the cinematic release of Vampire Academy in other countries really does show that it hasn’t lived up to expectations financially. Maybe it could have done better with a stronger advertising campaign and merchandise. I mean when Twilight started their ad campaign I think this house had every poster and piece of merchandise going. I’m 23 and I’d honestly buy anything Vampire Academy.

This probably doesn’t bode well for the optioning of Frostbite but if the money’s there to make it then anything can happen.

Fingers crossed Vampire Academy fans for future luck in the franchise! Until the DVD release we’ll just have to read a bit more

Vampire Academy Movie UK Update: RUMOURED CANCELLATION

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Please note I stress the word rumoured. As of 11pm UK time I have been unable to find any confirmation OR denial of this dreadful news. I’ve followed up some leads and here’s what I’ve found.

  • Vampire Academy is no longer on the Cineworld website but I did find it on the Vue website. Odeon also say they have it set for 23rd April.
  • The film still appears on eOne’s UK Site but there is no information on UK release dates, there’s basically no information for us.
  • The UK release date has also vanished from the extensive list of dates on IMDB. Ireland is still there.
  • The film didn’t live up to expectations and was not released in Brazil. Australia only had a run of 20 days. This info is from Vampire Academy (Film) This could be a major reason for cancellation here.
  • The release date for the DVD in the US has been announced and that’s on 20th May. That obviously has nothing to do with the cancellation of the UK release but it’s something to keep in mind for the DVD release over here.

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If Vampire Academy is cancelled over here then we’ll just have to stay brave and keep flicking through our Vampire Academy Movie Companions until the DVD is released.

As soon as we have more information or confirmations we’ll let you all know.

 

 

UPDATE 4/4/14  Cineworld tweeted me back earlier with this:

Vue and Odeon are still saying Vampire Academy WILL STILL be shown. So far looks like it’s just Cineworld who have it cancelled. I suppose only time will tell.

UPDATE 9/4/14: When I checked Vue this morning The Vampire Academy link says the film is now due to be released 4/7/14 but when you click on the link the Vampire Academy page has been removed. Odeon have also removed the link to the film. A bad omen maybe? I’ve contacted Vue and will let you know their answer.

Vampire Academy Movie: UK Updates

Vampire Academy fans of the UK rejoice! This week we have news of the musical and poster variety! We do however need to boo and hiss at a certain piece of news that was also announced this week to screams of annoyance and terror from us loyal fans.

Zoey Deutch as Rose Hathaway & Lucy Fry as Vasilisa Dragomir

But first the good bits:

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Soundtrack Album Art

The soundtrack listings were announced on Amazon.com on the 14th January and sees a largely unknown artist listing, the only two I recognised were Katy Perry and Goldfrapp. I did however recognise the song title Bela Lugosi’s Dead. Chvrches are doing a cover version of this classic song originally written and sung by British band Bauhaus. People who know the song will know the full version is over 9 minutes long so this version will be in the end credits. All the artists on the soundtrack have their own sound making this a great mix that should please everyone. As promised by the director Mark Waters there is an original song on the soundtrack. This comes from Jaymes Bullet and is called In Your Grave.

The lovely people over at Fangirling Central have done all the hardwork and put together all the songs in one place. It’s an excellent site for all your VA and Fangirling needs.

Next on the UK agenda:

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UK Promo Poster

The snazzy looking UK version of the poster graced the internet on Wednesday. The poster has met mixed reviews over social networking sites and by looking at it I think it’s easy to see why. Overall the poster is fantastic as far as movie posters go. It’s not too busy and tells us what we need to know including that “They suck at school” tagline. What’s grated on the nerves of many loyal and longtime fans is the use of the colour pink across the lockers. Pink isnt a major colour throughout the book. Why not use red to connote blood? There’s a fair bit of blood in the book. Something else pointed out was the lack of Richelle Mead’s name on the poster. The Mean Girls director is mentioned but no author name. I was quite concerned when it was announced they’d be wearing school uniforms but they’re growing on me now. You have to admit the posters will stand out at the cinema!

And now brace yourself for the bad news. In fact you’ve probably already heard but in case you haven’t here it goes. The release date for Vampire Academy Blood Sisters in the UK has been pushed back… BY 2 MONTHS.

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My tantrum when VA release was pushed back

The US get it on 14th February making VA the perfect Valentine’s Day movie. We were set to get it on the 19th February, the perfect birthday present for my sister. With the release of the poster came the news that the UK distributor (Entertainment One/ EOne) wouldn’t be releasing the film until 23rd April. Making us, according to IMDB, one of the last countries to release it.

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This has majorly upset us UK fans. It’s like a The Book Thief debacle all over again. There’ll be spoilers from our fellow Americans taunting us all over the internet. Tumblr will try to break our spirits but we’ll pull through.

Here’s hoping that the distributor sees the error in there ways and releases it sooner and makes us fans much happier to see our favourite book on the big screen. At least it doesn’t make our excitement any less.

The soundtrack is set to be released on 11th February in the US. No news on pre-orders for the UK yet I’m afraid.

Undead & Unwed, a great book to read while burning in the sun.

When it gets sunny or warm (Anything over 18°C) I tend to go into melt mode. You know the one: you can’t get comfortable. No matter what you’re wearing you’re still too warm. The sun is trying to blind you. … Continue reading

IT’S VAMPIRE WEEK!

Ok, it isn’t an official holiday so put way your fangs and dramatic black cape… if you really want to. If that sort of thing is normal for you then, keep doing what you are doing. For the next week, we at Well Did You Evah will be writing about something Vampire Themed  every day for a week to celebrate the anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula being Published 27th of May 1897.

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To you modern day 21st century people, yes there were vampires before Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight- Believe it or not The Vampire Diaries (Books by L.J Smith) were out before Twilight. Vampires were first created to be scary and not in the Edward Cullen – (the character played by Robert Pattinson in Twilight) style of, “Oh I need to scare you off because I am no good for you, woe is me. I want your bloood! No I keep away from me Bella!!”- I’ll stop there… The original vampires would have killed Bella on site, or they might of possibly raped her first… depends if you are taking an Anne Rice take to vampires. Well Did You Evah is celebrating a week of blood, and occasionally energy, sucking undead. As it’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula  116th  birthday! -on the 27th of May- (the book, not the author or Dracula, of course if that Dracula is real, he will be much older than that and Bram Stoker will be slightly older than that… or has someone proved if Bram Stoker was a vampire?)

The myth of the Vampire was originally created in Europe, for those who need reminding of geography there is a really unclear map, just below, just to give you an idea of where Europe is. Most of the whole area included in the map, is Europe.

europe Many where killed in belief people were actually Vampires. There are many origin stories, one suggests the idea of vampire comes from a disease what gives traits of looking like the undead. Another one comes from Romania where an high ranking woman believed if she bathed in the blood of babies she would stay young forever.

Moraine_le_vampireEach country has their own myth, but each one relates to beings who carry traits of the undead and prey on the blood of innocent humans, most older stories showed these beings as ruthless, uncaring people who seduced and killed, hence why many were killed. Many believe there are not just one type of Vampire. Psychic vampires are vampires which are believed not to bite and suck blood, but only suck the energy out of people, when coming to horror movies though it’s not really that dramatic, plus there is occasionally confusion with this type of vampire and energy sucking, “Demons,” Such as Succubus’ (Watch Lost Girl if you want to see some awesome Succubus action).

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Bram Stoker’s novel, is well known for popularising the, “Vampire Race,” Without this novel, Whitby Abbey wouldn’t be as famous, Romania wouldn’t be a Vampire hunting spot and many more vampire connections wouldn’t have made. We wouldn’t have seen Bela Lugosi perfect Dracula in the 1931 adaption, We wouldn’t have been able to drool (or in Well did you Evah’s ritual- drink Sake) watching Gary Oldman be sexy Dracula in the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And we have to mention Leslie Nielsen’s awesome and hilarious performance in Dracula: Dead and Loving it. There are hundreds of connections to Dracula, from books, to stage to TV/movies.

Although in Classics sense Dracula is the most popular fictional vampire story, it wasn’t the first. Before that there was a story about a Lesbian Vampire-  Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and  a more, “Dracula,” Like character was introduced in The Vampyre by John Polodori. Even in film Dracula wasn’t the first. The Silent Movie Nosferatu was made 1922 almost a decade before Bela Lugosi crept on our screens as Dracula.

Back to this century-  *Gets in TARDIS*

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The past few years young adult fiction have seen a more, “Friendlier,” Vampire arise, though series such as Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga, House of Night By P.C and Kristin Cast, L.J Smith’s The Vampire Diaries (becoming more popular the past few years, originally the books were released in the 1990’s) Ellen Schreiber’s Vampire Kisses series, Richelle Mead’s The Vampire Academy series, (I’ve been told to point out that this includes dhampir’s=Half Vampires). They do introduce the old roots of the bad vampire but occasionally these just pop up to ruin the romantic connection, sounds corny but most of these books are that well written it does make you cry when some thing tragic does happen. Examples in Well Did You Evah’s lives breaking down because of this happening in some of these books= Natarii with Dimitri and Rose (Vampire Academy) and Cat with Alexander and Raven (Vampire Kisses) We will cry every time, but we will still keep re-reading them.

There are some authors who have tried to stick with the more eviler vampires such as Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series (Or True Blood, if that sounds familiar but you only watch the TV series) and Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires, we will only praise Rachel Caine, I have met her twice she is a lovely lady. Dark Ink Chronicles By Elle Jasper, Night Huntress by Jeanine Frost and occasionally Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neil will throw and evil vampire readers ways.

Links to these books-

Twilight- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41865.Twilight

House of Night- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6167746-marked-betrayed-chosen-untamed

The Vampire Diaries- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/395922.The_Awakening

Vampire Kisses- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5489684-vampire-kisses

Vampire Academy-  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6339989-vampire-academy-collection

Sookie Stackhouse- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9077707-true-blood-collection

Morganville Vampires- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6571723-the-morganville-vampires-vol-1

Dark Ink Chronicles- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7832325-afterlight 

Night Huntress series- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1421990.Halfway_to_the_Grave

Chicagoland Vampires series-  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4447622-some-girls-bite

This is the reason The Dracula Book’s birthday has turned into a week! With the recent vampire hype, there are tonnes of TV, movies, books, manga/anime that can be mentioned. Natarii will be sure to do a post celebrating the Vampire Academy Movie, so look out for that, she probably has all the latest gossip and possibly the location on some of the actors/actresses involved.

Each day for the next week, we will be blogging on some thing related to Vampires, be it in book form, TV or film.

But I think I have explained enough goodbye for now…

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If you want to suggest something for us to write about, we are open for requests!

My top 5 fictional couples

It’s getting to that point where I’m getting pretty excited about the upcoming release of books it seems I’ve been waiting millions of years for, and yet I’ve only been waiting about 6 months. Yes some of my favourite authors are that good. I praise you all. Continue reading

Updates- What’s on, “Well Did You Evah’s.” To do List- January/February

Christmas is now officially out of the way… For some people, I’ve just witnessed mince pies been baked and eaten a piece of Christmas cake so it is debatable.

This post is about somethings that are on the Well Did You Evah’s team’s agenda’s. Some of them there will be a blog posted about them, or they could just be important dates related to this blog.

1. Meet Mutter Oskar. 

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This project has been talked about a lot. Mutter Oskar is going to be Well Did You Evah’s Agony Aunt… Only Mutter Oskar is a fox. Get in contact with your questions, they can be anything, from films to see to relationship issues. She along with research will answer them as best as she can.

2. Valentines Day

Yes that day, where couples are supposed to get all lovey dovey and single people are expected to be depressed… Valentine’s day is basically named after a guy who was killed so I think being depressed may be a relevant expression.

        On Well Did You Evah’s list we are focusing on fictional couples (Are there any better type of couple?) for Valentines day. We will be giving you an overall review on each of the couples relationship, How it worked as a story, how it was effective, what could have been changed etc. On our preliminary list we have planned two blog posts. 1. Which focuses on fictional BOOK couples. Sneak peek at the list- Dimitri and Rose, (Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy) Hades and Persephone (Kaitlin Bevis’ Persephone) ImageAlexander and Raven (Ellen Schreiber’s Vampire Kisses), Pierce and John (Meg Cabot’s Underworld) and Christian and Ana (E.L. James’ Fifty Shades (Oh Yes I am going there)) Are all on the list for our Valentine themed review. 2. Film Couples- This is going to be our Valentine’s day post. We are picking couples from and in films- possibly TV series- and doing the same as book couples. Sneak peek at the list? Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Howl and Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle) Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler (Doctor Who) Are just a few on the current list.

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3. Berlin related stuffs. 

Natalie and me are going to Berlin for 5 days on Monday (21st of January) So hopefully we will come back with a few things to tell you about.

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4. Important, Well Did You Evah, Dates. 

20th January- 20 years since Actress Audrey Hepburn died

1st February- Actor Clark Gable’s Birthday

2nd February- 17 years since Gene Kelly died

5th February- Studio Ghibli creator/director Hayao Miyazaki’s Birthday

8th February- Actor James Dean’s Birthday

19th February- 30 years since Silent Film Actress Alice White Died.      MY birthday!

27th February- 20 years since Actress Lillian Gish died

That’s the main 4 things discussed, basically when our holiday is over (on Friday 25th) and we get back we have a fair few things to write about.

If you want to get involved either to

  • Ask Mutter Oskar questions
  • Add suggestions about what we can review, about the blog etc
  • Or even to write your own review for this blog

Get in touch!