The hugely popular young adult vampire series House of Night looks to be following in Twilight’s footsteps by possibly getting a movie deal. The film rights to the bestselling series by P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast have been optioned by producers Michael Birnbaum and Jeremiah Chechik.
The House of Night series follows teenage Zoey Redbird as she is “Marked” as a vampyre and begins to undergo the “Change” into an actual vampyre. She ends up having to leave her human family to live in the House of Night, a boarding school for fledgling vampyres. Throughout the series Zoey gains new friends, new special powers and with them, new enemies and loads of drama.
I was a huge fan of this series when the first book came out, but with each new book the Cast girls toss out, the series goes farther downhill. They had a really great idea and that first book was wonderful but then the books got worse and worse to the point where some have absolutely no point whatsoever and are nothing but money making filler (*cough*Hunted*cough*). Also, the author’s sad attempt to sound like cool hip teenagers is so pathetic and over the top you can barely stomach it. No teenage girl actually talks like that.
If you haven’t guessed it already I do not like the idea of this series being turned into a movie. Considering all the ridiculous boy drama in the series (does Zoey have 2 or 3 boyfriends now) this movie is going to be nothing but a teenage soap opera.
Before you bash me for not loving the House of Night let me say this, I did love the first book and I still have hope for the series. After all, I have yet to read Tempted, so maybe the series has been redeemed already and I’m just behind. Either way, even if the books improve a movie deal still sounds horrible to me. I see no way they can create this movie and not have it be total teen trash.
What about you, readers, what do you think about a possible House of Night movie?