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

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

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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.

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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

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