Anne Rice’s Novels Acquired For Big Screen
Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series could be hitting the big screen again.
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired rights to Rice’s entire series of novels.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal also includes new novels – so fans can potentially expect to see a big screen version of Prince Lestat, scheduled to hit bookstores in October, the latest installment in the Vampire Chronicles. Also bundled into the package is the adaptation of Tales of The Body Thief, which has been scripted by Rice’s son Christopher Rice.
In 1994, Warner Bros transformed Interview With The Vampire, Rice’s first installment in the series, into a big screen movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Queen of The Damned, released in 2002, was loosely based on Rice’s work. The film starred the late Aaliyah as the queen of vampires, who is awakend by the rock music of the vampire Lestat (Stuart Townsend).
Source: The Hollywood Reporter