There have been rumors for quite some time on whether or not P.C. and Kristen Cast’s House of Night series would be adapted into a film and at long last the rumor has been confirmed – yes, the popular young adult vampire series will come to the big screen. With multiple bestselling novels in this series we may be looking at the next big vampire franchise.
Samuel Hadida recently announced that his company, Davis Films, has acquired film rights from authors P.C. and Kristin Cast to their hugely successful House of Night series.
The ninth book in the series from the mother-daughter writing team, Destined, was just released October 25. The series have sold over 12 million copies in the United States, keeping it on The New York Times bestseller list for a record 140 weeks. The books have consistently debuted at #1 in the United States, Canada, UK, and Australia, and have been published in 39 countries around the world.
The books tell the story of 16-year-old Zoey Redbird, who learns she is marked to either become a vampyre in adolescence, or be killed in the process. She leaves her family for the House of Night, a special boarding school for fledglings to receive the training necessary to survive as an adult vampyre. At the House of Night, Zoey soon comes to journey through a complex world where dark is not always evil, and light is not always good.
“We are thrilled to bring P.C. and Kristin’s stunning series of books to worldwide film audiences,” said Samuel Hadida. “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.”
Davis Films is known for its successful film series, including Silent Hill and most notably the Resident Evil films. “We see with House of Night the same franchise potential,” Hadida added.
There you have it House of Night fans! Your beloved series is actually going to be made into movie, and if it’s successful, multiple movies. What do you think of the news?