Of course when a series is as good as Vampire Academy (and given the popularity of vampire stories right now) there is going to be rumors about making the books into movies. And the fans of Vampire Academy have heard a few of them.
Then on June 29 2010, we finally got the news we'd been waiting for; a confirmation from Richelle Mead herself that the Vampire Academy books have been optioned by Preger Entertainment!
Richelle explained, in her blog post about the news, what this actually means for the books:
Vampire Academy has been optioned for film by Preger Entertainment! Yay! Let me make it clear, though: an option is exactly that. An option. It's a right to the books I sell, and it means Preger now has the option of turning VA into a film. It may not happen anytime soon. Some books are optioned for years with no action. So that may mean nothing is happening right now. Of course, it can also mean they're already scripting and making plans. The point I want to make is that you shouldn't brace yourself for a VA film coming out next spring.
Richelle also posted a link to the press release about Preger acquiring the rights to the books.
So what do you think about these news? I think it's really great that they may be making (a) movie(s) out of the books, but of course I'm aware of how hard it is to translate a book onto the screen.