"The Twilight Saga" may be coming to a cinematic close next year, but vampire fans take heart: Edward and Bella may be dunzo come 2012, but you'll have a whole new series on which to sharpen your fangs when "House of Night," the bestselling vampire literary line from P.C. and Kristin Cast, gets its own adaptation for the big screen. The rights to the series, which contains a whopping ten eventual books plus two background novellas, have been acquired by Davis Films in what's being hailed as a saga-to-be with serious franchise potential.
"House of Night" is like a glorious marriage of all the supernatural series we love—the boarding-school mystique of "Harry Potter," the vampire romance of "Twilight" and the complex character-driven-ness of "True Blood"—with its own unique twist on the mythology of the Undead Bloodsucker. The story follows 16-year-old Zoey Redbird, who hits puberty only to find herself changing in not-so-conventional ways and must leave her family to attend the House of Night prep school for fledgling Vampyres.
No word yet on when production will begin, but with nine books already in the can, there's a mother lode of material for Davis Films to play with as they bring the "House of Night" saga to life. And coming from the same studio that handled "Silent Hill" and the "Resident Evil" franchise, we're hoping this vampire series makes it to the big screen in all its gritty, gory glory.
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