House of Night Series Optioned

Producers Michael Birnbaum and Jeremiah Chechik have picked up screen rights to P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast’s young adult novel series “House of Night” reports Variety.

The books take the vampire myth in a “Harry Potter”-esque direction. In the series, “vampyres” are accepted in society; they possess a genetic anomaly that manifests itself in some people at puberty.

Vampyres are “marked” and sent to the House of Night, a school that offers training necessary to become an adult vampyre.

The story centers on Zoey Redbird, whose ordinary life is thrown into disarray when she becomes a vampyre and must change schools and enter a brand new world.

Four books have been published with nine in total planned for publication.