Whosoever was a youngster, teenager or young adult in the 1990s, it is impossible that doesn’t remember a film like Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). Starred by a bunch of raising actors like Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, a then popular Christian Slater and a very young kid called Kirsten Dunst, the film was a so huge big hit that undoubtedly was a key title for the new age of vampire blockbusters. Way before the Twilight saga or TV series like Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. The latest feature film adaptation from The Vampire Chronicles was the very disapponting Queen of the Damned (2002). And then, film producers seemingly lost interest in the characters.
But now vampire Lestat and all his adventures are going to share their eternal life with us again, this time as TV products. Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, responsible for successful TV series like True Detective, together with Anne Rice’s son Christopher Rice taking the screenwriting tasks are in pre-production for The Vampire Chronicles TV movie and the consequent TV series.
“The Vampire Chronicles, in its entirety, is not only a phenomenally complex universe of story-telling, it is also a world-wide readership whose connections to the books and their author are deep and abiding. It is a tremendous responsibility to help bring the books to television, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity”, said David Kanter from Anonymous Content. The Vampire Chronicles are a collection of 11 books written by Anne Rice, published between 1976 and 2016, that include titles like Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Vampire Armand, Merrick or Prince Lestat only to name a few. So Christopher Rice and the producers have plenty of material to dig into to develop an interesting vampiric universe.
You can read the full article regarding The Vampire Chronicles TV adventures in Variety here.
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