The Producers backing the sequel have been working their butts off to spread the word that Frostbite is looking to crowd fund in the month of August. This past Wednesday, the campaign started off strong making $100,000 the first day, but since then the funds have slowly been coming in.
The goal for the end of the weekend is to hit $200,000, and the new screenwriter, Piers Ashworth who wrote the Graceling script, wrote a few words of encouragement to the fans:
“Writing the screenplay for Frostbite made me realize just how perfect the story is for a movie. It is filled with action and emotion and incredible characters all of whom evolve through the story. I can’t wait to see Adrian’s onscreen introduction… not to mention Natasha and Eddie and Janine. But I think my favorite new character is Isaiah. In this film the Strigoi are really, really scary… and the worst of them, the most powerful, is Isaiah. Immeasurably strong and almost impossible to kill he’s the ultimate bad guy and the perfect opponent for Rose. Because of his existence (and his plan to eradicate the Moroi royal families) there is tension from the very first page. That gives the film an energy and a pace that will keep audiences (even those who have never read the books) on the edge of their seats until the very end.
We have to get this movie made. We have to meet Adrian and understand the new dimension he brings to the story. We have to experience the changes Rose undergoes as she battles the ultimate foe at the same time as coming to terms with her relationships (including the one with her mother). We have to see the battle of wills in the basement – and the surprise of Mia’s use of water magic to incapacitate Isaiah. We have to see the Strigoi for what they really are. Please help make that happen”.
Frostbite would be a cinematic thrill ride, it’s so fun in the beginning and so heartbreaking during the end. If you remember, the Waters brothers were the writing/directing duo behind the first movie. Unfortunately, Dan Waters (screenwriter) was very vocal about his failure on his social networks when the numbers rolled in after opening weekend of Vampire Academy. Even going as far as to make fun of his project. The producers have gone a different route this time around with a familiar writer, Ashworth, and by what we’ve seen so far from the script, I think he’s the man for the job!