'House of Night' to Be Millionth Vampire Movie of the Decade

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Being a teenager can be a tough business these days. Between the demands of school, the peer pressure of social media, the frightening political and financial problems facing the world and the usual hormonal issues, it's never been more difficult to navigate your way through adolescence. But there is one bright side for kids today: At least they aren't growing up as fictional characters in a young adult novel.

And now we're about to get the latest big-screen proof, as Reuters is reporting that Davis Films is preparing to adapt the "House of Night" series about a teen girl "who discovers that she is genetically destined to become either a "vampyre" in adolescence or be killed in the process." Suddenly that bacne doesn't seem so bad.

"House of Night," which is written by the mother-daughter team of P.C. and Kristin Cast, revolves around a 16-year-old girl named Zoey Redbird who, after learning of her vampyreness, is sent to a special boarding school for wayward nosferatu known as Hogwarts the House of Night. And there's plenty of material for Davis Films to draw on, as the Casts have published nine volumes in the series -- the first, "Marked," was published in 2007 -- over the past four years.

Naturally, Davis Films president Samuel Hadida couldn't be happier about what he baldly calls the "franchise potential" of the series.

"We are thrilled to bring P.C. and Kristin's stunning series of books to worldwide film audiences," Hadida said in a press release. "They have created a world of adolescent growth against a backdrop of supernatural suspense that resonates around the world with young readers immersed in 'Twilight' and 'Harry Potter.' 'House of Night' connects on a profound level -- what growing up means today."

A series about an academy for vampires? Finally, proof that school really does suck.