Hollywood loves vampires and vampires have been equally kind in return ($$$), and now Anne Rice, the legendary author that brought Interview with the Vampire to life, is now adapting her ambitious work The Vampire Chronicles for television.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rice has now acquired the rights back to her original series, which was previously held by Universal Pictures, and is now spearheading the adaptation herself, along with her son Christopher as executive producer.
Rice informed her fans about the news by way of her Facebook page saying “the theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles are once again in my hands, free and clear! A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe.”
While it’s clear that Rice was ecstatic to reclaim the rights she was also very appreciative of her collaborators at Universal Pictures and thanked them for their help in the production.
Rice confirmed that the series will likely start off with The Vampire Lestat, the second book in the series and will follow the adventures of her popular anti-hero Lestat de Lioncourt, who was played magnificently by Tom Cruise in 1994’s Interview with the Vampire.
There’s no production start date yet for The Vampire Chronicles, but we’ll keep an eye out for more on this very exciting proposition.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter