Anne Rice Is Developing A Vampire Chronicles TV Series

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In a world full of vampires, be a Lestat.  Anne Rice is bringing Lestat back to life.   The acclaimed author of the Vampire Chronicles announced on Saturday that she and her son Christopher Rice would be adapting the series for television.  “A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe,” Rice wrote.

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The book series started with the 1976 Interview with a Vampire.  It was followed up by The Vampire Lestat in 1985, The Queen of the Damned in 1988, The Tale of the Body Thief in 1992, Memnoch The Devil in 1995, The Vampire Armand in 1998, Merrick in 200, Blood and Gold in 2001, Blackwood Farm in 2002, Blood Canticle in 2003, Prince Lestat in 2014 and this year’s Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis.

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Interview with a Vampire was adapted for the big screen in 1994.  A story of vampire Loius de Pointe du Lac, a plantation owner turned vampire in the 18th Century.  The film adaptation was released in 1994 and stared Brad Pitt as Louis, Tom Cruise as the Vampire Lestat, and Kirsten Dunst as Claudia.

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In 2002, Queen of the Damned was released starring Stuart Townsend as the Rock Star version of Lestat and the late pop-star Aaliyah as Akasha.  The film mashed up The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned and had an amazing soundtrack produced by Korn front man Jonathan Davis.  However, Rice was not please with the film, stating that “a television series format would be more suited” for her work.

Rice has confirmed that the television series will start with The Vampire Lestat, starting with Lestat’s birth as a vampire by Marius.  She is predicting that it will take maybe two season to do the entire book.  The series will be open ended to hopefully include as many of the current 14 books in the series.

There are no confirmations about which network will carry the series, but Rice has expressed interest in Netflix.  As far as casting, nothing has be set or rumored.  However Rice has said she would like to see Matt Bomer portray Louis and Matthew MacFadyen portray Marius.

So stick with Skatronixxx for the latest news on this exciting story!!!


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