The upcoming small-screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s classic 1976 Interview with the Vampire just added a key ingredient.
The eight-episode AMC series–set to start production in Paris and New Orleans later this year–this week signed Alan Taylor to direct the first two episodes, according to Variety. The series reportedly will debut on AMC sometime next year.
Taylor brings impressive credentials to the iconic vampire tale–having helmed episodes of such TV standouts as Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Deadwood and The West Wing.
The new TV series–as reported here in Horror News Network–will take some liberties with the 1994 feature film. The show–with Rolin Jones (Weeds) serving as writer/producer–will be set in the present day and reportedly will feature actors of different ethnic backgrounds. No casting choices have been announced at this time.
The 1994 movie–directed by Neil Jordan from a screenplay by Rice herself–focused on the vampires Lestat (Tom Cruise) and Louis (Brad Pitt), beginning with Louis’ transportation into a vampire by Lestat in 1791. The film follows the adventures of the undead duo, including turning 10-year-old Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) into a vampire.
Keep reading Horror News Network for future updates on AMC’s version of Interview with the Vampire.