If you are awaiting the Vampire Academy 2 movie we have terrible news for you: it was canceled. The film was supposed to be a huge success since it is based on a bestselling book series. Instead, the first movie adaptation didn’t perform as expected, do you want to know what happened? then keep reading to find out the sad reason why there is no sequel!
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Since the Vampire Academy 2 movie was canceled, read the books to know how the story ends!
As said before, the movie is based on the first novel of a paranormal romance book series. Therefore, you can read the novels to know how the story ends! the books are way (by far) better than the movie adaptation, so you will really enjoy them:
If you want to know more about this series you can take a look at this post, in which you will find The Vampire Academy series order. Now, let’s get back to the movie, now it’s when it gets interesting…
Why was the Vampire Academy 2 movie canceled?
It is quite usual that bestselling book series get a movie adaptation. The Vampire Academy has sold millions of copies worldwide. Having such a huge fanbase willing to watch movie adaptations of the novels they loved, the producers thought it would be easy to get some profit from this series. However, let’s take a look at how the first Vampire Academy movie performed in the theatres:
- Directed by Mark Waters and released in the USA in 2014.
- Budget: $30 Million.
- Box office: $15.3 Million.
Box office bomb. Yes, it was a total failure. With such a low performance, it makes sense that the producers decided not to risk filming a sequel. And, seeing they didn’t even recoup their investment, it is more than understandable that the Vampire Academy 2 movie was never filmed.
But why was the first movie a failure?
Firstly, the Vampire Academy movie has significant changes from the original source. This is usually a bad idea because all the fans who are going to the theatres who want to watch a movie adaptation of the novel they loved will find out that the film does not resemble at all the story they enjoyed, therefore, they will not want to watch the sequel.
It is understandable that the movie adaptation is not 100% the same as the novel it’s based on. However, when these changes are quite notable, as is the case, it is usually not a good start. The same happened with The Mortal Instruments 2 movie, being canceled because of the low performance of its predecessor film as well.
But not only the script was the reason The Vampire Academy movie flopped and got negative reviews, a 3.5 score on Filmaffinity for example. The CGI effects and the action sequences were not as good as they were expected to be. Similarly, the movie has lots of jokes that are just not good.
Any chance the Vampire Academy 2 movie will ever be filmed?
Not at all. After such a bad reception, and given that several years have passed since the first movie was released, there is no way there will be a Vampire Academy sequel. Would you like this franchise to be rebooted? leave a comment telling us your thoughts.
The problem with the movie was, that it looked like a mashup of Mean Girls with Twilight. Which makes sense, because the director of this film was also in charge of filming Mean Girls.
So now you know why there is not a Vampire Academy 2 movie, did you enjoy this post? then you can check out this other post when we tell you why there is not a Divergent 4 movie.
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