After years in development hell, Universal Pictures was never able to get Anne Rice‘s Vampire Chronicles back into theaters. Because of this, the rights have reverted back to her, allowing the writer of “Interview with the Vampire” (1976), “The Vampire Lestat” (1985), “The Queen of the Damned” (1988), “The Tale of the Body Thief” (1992) and “Memnoch the Devil” (1995) to shop the rights to whomever she wants.
According to the below Facebook post, Rice’s aspirations are to turn the Vampire Chronicles into a television series, which couldn’t be more perfect in a time where horror is taking over the small screen.
“A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe,” Rice exclaimed. “In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold.”
She will be developing the epic series with her son, Christopher Rice, “faithfully presenting Lestat’s story as it is told in the books, complete with the many situations that readers expect to see.” Both will serve as executive producers.
The plan is to begin with “The Vampire Lestat”, which tells the origin of the character through his own eyes from the 18th century to the 1980’s as a rock star.
Below is Rice’s statement, which is the best present we could have all received this holiday season.