Monday, August 03, 2009

Video of Awesomeness!!!

Oh, I am so excited!! People are starting to make stuff on YouTube for Wings!!!

This one, by Minea Funk is my favorite so far. It's her dream cast. She is also the first person I found to suggest an actor for Tamani and well, let's just say I like her taste!



It's fun to see "fan art" go to a whole new level! Fan videos! Yay!

*And, standard disclaimer, I STILL have no control over casting, Just having fun here.;)*

Ciao!

49 comments:

Juju said...

1. Congrats! I love these.
2. While I totally love Taylor Swift - I think Laurel should be a brunette. My 1st choice would be Emma Roberts.
3. Jojo is a great idea for Chelsea.
4. I like her choice for Mom!
5. Ben Barnes would make a super hot Tamani.

katarinas mama said...

Anything with Mr. Barnes is automatically a Good Thing. Excellent video. LOL.

Yamile said...

Perfect! When I saw Taylor Swift in the Hanna Montana movie, I thought she looks like a fairy. In my mind Laurel is blond like her. And I love the picks for David and Tamani, especially Tamani!

~Mary said...

LOOOOVE her taste for TAMANI! I always think of him saying, "hello my name is prince caspian, will you be my princess?"

He's yummy! and sooo Tam!

TAYLOR SWIFT LOOKS LIKE A FAIRY TOTALLY!

Ecre K. said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiffany said...

I think these would really be a great choice for the cast, i would totaly love the movie alot more with taylor swift insted of miley cyrus. i dont know y its just i am really bored of miley, shes been in alot of stuff alredy, and she has her own show too... Tay- also looks like a fairy and also looks like laurel the way u discribed her. but she would need to straighten her hair. :)

*Kara* said...

Way fun! :)

Amber Lynae said...

That would be one rocking cast.

It is fun to see other people putting a face to your characters.

ArmyWifeLane said...

I very much agree with the Ben Barnes choice. I think that's just as I pictured him.

SM Blooding said...

This is VERY cool! One day, maybe I'll have fans as cool as yours. LMAO!! Huuuuuuuge congrats! It's awesome to still hear the excitement in your voice.

Amanda said...

Oh April how fun! How flattering! How AMAZING! I finished Wings for the 3rd time a few days ago, you ROCK!

Demon Hunter said...

Wow. Nice video. You have sparked such creativity, Aprilynne. :-)

vamparadise19 said...

hey i made one of these too! And some of the characters are the same! how funny! i love the characters they fit perfectly! you should check mine out on my account on youtube vamparadise19!!

Valerie said...

I love her choice for the characters! And Laural was made clear that she was blond in the book. Wings talked alot actually about the way her hair color was, and that the food she ate was the reason it was so light.
That is so close to how I pictured Tamani!
Not exactly, but close enough that I think it would be a perfect cast.
If only it would work out that way. Haha.
I am so happy for the fan art, because it gives me something to obsessive over when I feel like doing something "wings-ie"
I am looking forward to more!
I dont think that I can wait for the second book! That date is so far away!

SaraNoveling said...

I LOVE Taylor Swift as Laurel! Now thats epic. My only problem is Tamani. I love Ben Barnes as much as the next fangirl, but I can't see him as Tamani. I see someone more like this: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1643090944/nm2791615

Anonymous said...

I do not like Miley Cyrus at all! Me and my friends are really dissapointed that she might be laurel! We never Imagined Laurel to look like Miley! :(
Anyways, The youtube video is great and i love taylor swift! Ben Barnes is my kind of tamani! ;)

Dara said...

I would love to see Ben Barnes as Tamani! I know you don't have any say in it, but that would be a dream. Though I'm sure they will find someone good for the part. I have a feeling though that since it's Disney, they'll be picking out actors and actresses in most of their other movies...like Zac Efron :P However, Ben Barnes was in the last Narnia movie so maybe...I guess we'll see!

Miranda said...

I LOVE who she picked for the cast. I totally think Taylor Swift would rock as Laurel. I picture her perfectly. And the rest... well ya that girls should be in on the casting!!!

Kalyn said...

I was looking at people's dream cast's for your books too! Aha, but I didn't find this one.
I'd like to make one of my own.

Heather said...

Wow, that's awesome! The girl has great taste. I love her suggestion for Tamani!

#1 wings freak said...

just to say all of ur are crazy fans of this book right?? and if not well u better read the book and love it! i read the book in ezactly 10 hours!

Jeanette said...

My daughters and I thought Taylor Swift would make the perfect Laurel too. Funny. I just wanted to say congratulations! I'm in the same writers group as your mother-in-law and I remember how proud and excited she was when you first got your book deal, and now to have it here and to be able to read it (and love it) is so fun! Thank you for inspiring me to get back to making writing a priority in my life. And good luck with the rest of your journey.

Lea McKee said...

O, wow Tamani is perfect, just how I imagined him! :)

Mailyn said...

Her cast is amazing! I agreed 110% with all her choices.

Sooba said...

I think I would like any casting as long as this film is made and it doesn't flop because its such a good book. I don't mind Miley I actually am interested in seeing her in The Last Song, out of her Hannah character.

Lindsay said...

Ahh, watching this video on your page gave my inspiration to make my own!! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxiwL5ieWjQ

I hope you enjoy it!!

AMPM said...

Taylor Swift would be a great pick...sweet and gorgeous. Boo for Miley Cyrus:(
Books to movies can really be ruined with poor casting. Love your book!!

April Wilde said...

I'm only into chapter seven of the book, but I'm already really appreciating the originality. This video is great! I love all of the choices -- except for Taylor Swift. Cute girl, but her personality in interviews isn't so cute. I like the Miley Cyrus idea, myself! I wonder if I could get my husband to read this after I'm done...

Anonymous said...

you need to start posting more often...

Kenny said...

Silly anonymous. It has only been one week since her last post!

FYI, Aprilynne has a "copy edits" deadline for Book 2 on Friday. She is also 40,000 words into her first draft of Book 3. That in addition to the routine business of submitting her standalone manuscript, looking over cover comps, communicating with her agent about foreign rights sales... and of course carrying on her personal affairs as the greatest wife and mother known to man.

At least to this man! d^_^b I'm glad you enjoy her blog posts (I know I do!), and I'm sure she'll get one up at earliest opportunity.

Tracy said...

How fun!

Lauren said...

I like that cast. But the David dude is WAY too old.

mymanicmonday said...

I love her dream cast!!!! It was great, but I first thought that taylor dude from new moon would have been better but when I pictured ben barnes as tamani I was like totally!! Awesome video!!!

Anonymous said...

I totaly loved that cast. Taylor Swift is PERFECT for laurel.. being that she IS blonde in the book and SHOULDN'T be a brunette. sheeesh!! the person who made the video SHOULD TOTALY pick the cast, being as i personally don't think miley should be Laurel.. no offense to anyone who might like her as the lead.. it just doesn't fit from her personality in the book.. i totaly can get over how AWESOME this little "cast movie" is!!!!

Anonymous said...

taylor swift is perfect for laurel since she is blond in the book. mom is good. dad is good. david should be a brunette not blond( as in the book ) and tamani is great!

Grace said...

That’s so strange... As when I read Wings I pictured Laurel looking like Taylor Swift (and myself, as I look like what you have described Laurel as) and now you have made this video. I would love Taylor Swift to be Laurel. I love Miley Cyrus too and think she is lovely but won’t she look like Hannah Montana if she has blond hair? No offense to her, as I really do like Miley and look up to her.
I am so glad you wrote this book as this has inspired me to write more. I already write but now you have inspired me to widen my imagination and look further...
I am so amazed by Laurel, her characteristics are so like mine and she looks like me and I have never come across a character that is blond and the main character who is actually nice. Most films or books make blonds look dumb and mean but I am glad you haven’t.
Thank you for reading if you do...
And I hope we could talk one day in the future.
Good luck with the film and your next books
xxx

Anonymous said...

me and my sister were just talking tongith about how Taylor would be an awesome Laurel! I think Ben barnes would be an awesome tamani!!

Anonymous said...

TAYLOR SWWIFT WOULD BE AMAZING FOR LAURAL..... but tamani....... Ugh that dude needs a haircut...... think........ thinkk.......
i think as tamani
ZAC EFRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS PERFECT

Madison said...

No offense , but i don't want Miley Cyrus to play Laurel. I am always going to see her as Hanna Montanna . She doesn't fit the description . I kinda dont want to watch it if she's the lead . I think someone that looks more like Taylor swift would be perfect .

mez-ly said...

Um Laurel is blonde...

Taylor Swift does look the part. I dunno how well she can act though but I can picture her singing and playing guitar by the river... It's not too hard to imagine XD

And Ben Barnes as Tamani is GOLD. Whoever thought of it is THE BEST.
DO IT. I can see it now... *eyes glaze over*

Chelsea and David is debatable but I wouldn't be too upset with them. But the parents are too good looking and young for what I imagined XD

I really hope they cast unknowns into this movie though. I think it would be better that way. Having big name stars sort of biases it a bit.
And I don't mind Miley but she doesn't fit into my vision of faeries...

Anonymous said...

I am sooooooooooo happy Taylor Swift is Laurel.I knew it all along!This is so great!And to top it off Aprilynne Pike lives in Utah!GO UTES!My name is Maggie and I'm eleven.

Anonymous said...

I am sooooooooooo happy Taylor Swift is Laurel.I knew it all along!This is so great!And to top it off Aprilynne Pike lives in Utah!GO UTES!My name is Maggie and I'm eleven.

sparkle brightly said...

Oh, Ben Barnes would make the perfect Tamani!!!!! Please please I hope Disney get him on the cast!!!

kori said...

ohhhhhhmygosh! Wings is amazing! and when i read there was going to be a movie version of it, i got wicked excited! the book is incredible and gave me such chills. i cant wait for more! and Miley as Laurel would be amazing. i like the David and Tamani choices. i forget if Tamani had long hair, but i just see David Henrie as Tamani. ha. For Chelsea, i'm so glad she's brunette. ha, almost all the chelsea's i know are blonde, so that's new for me. ha. no matter who the cast is, i know this movie is going to be amazing!(:

Mimi Alyssa said...

1. I Love These!!!
2. But I think Zac Efron should play Tamani.
3. Tay-Is too old to play Laurel but she really does look like a fairy.
4. If she's gonna be in the movie i think she should straiten her hair.
5. IS THERE GOING TO BE A WING 2???!!!

Anonymous said...

As long as Hannah Montana isn't casted as Laurel, I'm content.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE!!
TAYLOR SWIFT LOOKS LIKE A FAIRY!!!
and Jojo should be Chelsea

ashley said...

great casting! it's pretty much perfect, actually. :)

honestly, i hate miley cyrus as laurel. they're totally different. taylor swit was the perfect choice.

chelsea, mom and dad were pretty good too. and tamani was PERFECT.

my only objection, is david. i don't think alex pettyfer should play david. i've yet to see someone as perfect for david as ben barnes is for tamani, but when i do, i'll tell you first. :)

Katelyn said...

thats sounds good. but I think David should be taylor laughtner and Tamani should be that guy who she thinks should be david.
Can't wait for the movie!!!!! Do you know when its coming out yet???