Producers Michael Birnbaum and Jeremiah Chechik have used their own money to option screen rights to the "House of Night," a series of nine young adult novels by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, says Variety.
The series, published by St. Martin's Griffin, just reached its fourth installment with the recently released "Untamed."
"House of Night" takes 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 protagonist is Zoey Redbird, whose ordinary life is thrown into disarray when she becomes a vampyre and must change schools and enter a brand new world.