Just a few hours ago Anne Rice announced via her Facebook page that she has regained the theatrical rights to The Vampire Chronicles.
“A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe,” said Rice. “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.”
In August 2014, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment nabbed the motion picture rights for the entire series. Rice, the wildly popular author whose books have sold almost 100 million copies stated that it’s “abundantly clear that television is where the vampires belong.”
In 1994 Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater and Tom Cruise starred in Interview with a Vampire. The film grossed over 223 million at the box office. Another of Rice’s books turned movie, Queen of the Damned which starred Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend was released in 2002 and took in 45.5 million.
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