Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Shine On: The Shining Turns 35
Lee Unkrich introduces a reunion for Kubrick's horror crew
Exclusive: Channing Tatum Talks Standalone Gambit X-Men Film
Are you ready for a Gambit origin story?
Cary Fukunaga No Longer Directing The New It
He's departed the adaptation of Stephen King's horror
New Point Break Poster Online
The only law that matters is gravity
Tomorrowland Spoiler Special - Brad Bird And Damon Lindelof
Welcome to the land... of tomorrow!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 September 2006
Reading The Pornographer's Poem
A coming of age comedy
More Movie News

Vampire Books House Of Night Snapped Up
By producers Birnbaum and Chechik

18 November 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Twilight, you just might have a lot to answer for.

With the first movie adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s wildly successful series of teen vampire novels set to make a big splash at the US box office this weekend, Hollywood is already scouting around for projects in a similar vein.

And producers Michael Birnbaum and Jeremiah Chechik may have just hit paydirt.

They’ve snapped up the rights to House Of Night, a series of nine novels written by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast for young adults.

The series, which starts with Marked and has just reached its fourth instalment, Untamed, takes place in an alternate reality where humans and vampires, or vampyres, co-exist. In fact, vampyres – whose powers manifest themselves at puberty (hello, X-Men) – must go to a special school, House Of Night, to learn about being a bloodsucker.

The novels and mooted films will follow Zoey Redbird, who finds herself thrown into the chaos of House Of Night when she discovers that she’s a vampyre.

Hmm… sounds a bit familiar to us – essentially, it’s Harry Potter And The School Of Vampyres - but we’ll trust that Birnbaum and Chechik, who directed National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and will therefore always be in our good books (just don't mention The Avengers), can make this seem fresh and original. Good luck, guys.

No studio is yet attached, but it's surely only a matter of time.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sammo Hung to Star In War Monkeys
Horror comedy from Dark Horse Films
Race To Witch Mountain Trailer
The Rock tangles with aliens and Area 51

Your Comments

Please take your time
The books are really well written and have a large fan base. The movie(s) could be great. Please don't rush it. Anything really good is worth waiting for....and doing right the first time. Please don't slaughter it (them) More

Posted by Sylver Whyspers at 04:28 on 02 June 2010 | Report This Post

Another great vampire book to movie
Vampire Academy would also be a great movie but the first two books would need to be combined into one movie to get the action level needed to hold an audience. But it would be great and wouldn't be high maintence either. More

Posted by stacydparker at 19:47 on 23 November 2008 | Report This Post

Do it right
This is exciting news but please be careful this series has a lot of fans. Maybe they can combine several books so we can get the sequels and it won't end up like eragon. Stopping in the middle of the story. I love the books im in my 30's and I am getting my teenager and her friends to read them they seem to think they are anti-christian I tell them to keep reading and they will see they are not. Point being be careful how you portray the books so you can have a bigger audience More

Posted by stacydparker at 19:44 on 23 November 2008 | Report This Post

We could do better
Okay, well, I can get on board with Twilight. This just reminds of True Blood(Junior Edition). A book i'd really like to see into a movie is The Historian. More

Posted by trippen_rodriguez at 18:48 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

ker-ching
for the simple reason that it's too close to both works mentioned above i predict this won't work/do well. now ana daptaion of buffy rip-off mortal instruments might hve legs..... More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 11:39 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)