Whitewashing again. This needs to stop. Seriously.
Deadline reports that Julie Kagawa’s book, The Immortal Rules, has already managed to sell screen rights. The book was published by Harlequin Teen this week. The story is set in the future United States and is about a girl named Allie Sekemoto who is turned into a vampire.
The review at Kirkus notes the disconnect between the book cover and excerpts from the book where other characters explicitly describe Allie as Asian.
Given the katana-wielding heroine has already been whitewashed on the book cover, this doesn’t bode very well for the movie.