Lestat Heading For Television; Anne Rice To Develop ‘The Vampire Chronicles’
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Anne Rice, the author of “Interview With a Vampire,” is planning to bring Lestat to the small screen. She has revealed that development for “The Vampire Chronicles” has started with the help of her son Christopher Rice.
In a statement on Facebook, Rice said that she is developing a television show of the “highest quality” around her popular book characters Lestat, Louis, Armand and Marius from “The Vampire Chronicles.” The first book in the series, “Interview with the Vampire,” was turned into a movie that was released in the ’90s. It starred Tom Cruise (Lestat) and Brad Pitt (Louis).
“My son Christopher Rice and I will be developing a pilot script and a detailed outline for an open ended series, faithfully presenting Lestat’s story as it is told in the books, complete with the many situations that readers expect to see. We will likely begin with “The Vampire Lestat” and move on from there,” Rice said.
“The Vampire Chronicles” has 12 books in total, with the last installment released in 2014. A new book is due to hit stores this year as well. No word yet on which network will be taking on “The Vampire Chronicles” as the Rices are still going to shop around for options. Check out the trailer to “Interview with the Vampire,” the ’90s movie, in the video below.