Vamped: According to Variety, veteran casting director Mindy Marin has optioned film rights to David Sosnowki's novel "Vamped," set in a world where vampires rule.

The darkly comic story revolves around an older vampire who befriends an orphaned human girl and winds up as a father figure who must sleep during the daytime.

Marin, who's expanded into producing via her Bluewater Ranch Entertainment after 25 years in casting, believes the project would combine elements of "Interview With the Vampire" and "About a Boy." "It's a triumphant story in a wonderful world that's been turned upside down," she added.