Despite a not-so-great performance at the box office, fans of Richelle Mead‘s YA book-turned-film, Vampire Academy, are not backing down. In fact, the #VAfamily’s currently in the process of petitioning in favor of a big screen sequel!
On Twitter, dedicated members of the fandom began tweeting, using the hashtag #frostbitefor2015, to urge the film’s creators to greenlight Frostbite, Book #2 in the six-novel series. Here are some of the reasons why:
— Oh My Gus. (@DaithuiCupcake) February 24, 2014
— Oh My Gus. (@DaithuiCupcake) February 23, 2014
No vampires shining bright like diamonds. Badass fights. Flirting. Friendship. Passion. Tough love. What else do you want? #FrostbiteFor2015
— Gab (@Gabeeofr0x) February 23, 2014
— Whitiney (@TVDForEver016) February 23, 2014
#FrostbiteFor2015 because we need more! We want to see all our favorite moments on the big screen I want 2 c Janine & Rose scenes.
— Sandra Ruddick-Darr (@SRuddickDarr) February 23, 2014
— Vampir Akademisi (@VAMovieTurkey) February 22, 2014
Even further than that, there’s even a Change.org petition. To sum it up: “The movie was NOT a bust to us, the true VA fans, and we want the sequels. We know that the movie would be huge, if they had different advertising and didn’t make it seem… well, like Mean Girls or other teenage girly type movies. Because Vampire Academy is completely different from any other movie… This is NOT Twilight, by any means, it’s completely different. And I believe that with the right advertising, it would make it and everyone else in the world would love it as much as VA fans.” As of right now, the petition’s reached 3,000 signatures.
This news follows in the footsteps of the recent grassroots movement to garner attention from those who are hesitant to see the movie based on most critics’ comments. Are you in favor of a sequel? Did you see the OG flick? Tell us in the comments below!
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