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Anne Rice Gets the Rights to Her “Vampire Chronicles” Back!

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.



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COMMENTS

14 Comments
  • Mehliens

    Neil Jordans version was entertaining and opulent and all but enough with the whole Emo-Vampires already

  • Fr0gg0

    This will just become another Vampire diarrhea/True shit…

  • Netflix or bust!

    • Nekrim

      HBO could do the property justice too

  • Cappy Tally

    If they follow the books it won’t be long before the show completely jumps the shark. The latest book involves Atlantis and aliens and a bunch of goofy shit.

  • oh_riginal

    I just want to see Tale of the Body Thief adapted. That story could be hilarious in a good way if done right.

  • Bla Blah

    YAASSSS!!!!1

  • Munchie

    If it ever happens, two things are sure: 1) We won’t see anything for at least 5 – 7 years and 2) It’s going to suck.

  • Cappy Tally

    Maybe some folks find it fun but it’s just boring and trite to me.

    • Andrew Lyall

      I’ve not read the later books beyond ‘Memnoch’, so can’t comment on where she’s taken the story. I do like a little batshit in my long running franchises, though, rather than ploughing the same old furrow. Strangely you’ve piqued my interest in returning to the Vampire Chronicles, which I thought had devolved into a set of character biographies, all backwards looking and doing nothing to propel the story forwards. Now I hear it involves vampires, Atlanteans and aliens!

      • Cappy Tally

        Well hey, more power to you. I don’t ask for less of what I don’t like, I just want more of what I do like. If that kooky shit works for you, by all means, I hope you enjoy it!

      • Duane Aho

        Memnoch was incredible. the only viable version of religion I have ever heard lol

  • Daucus Karota

    Great news! Even regular network TV is becoming a compelling platform for horror.

  • Evan3

    It amazes me that with Twilight’s success, they couldn’t get Rice’s works off the ground in any meaningful way (yes, Interview is a fun film with good performances, it’s also pretty damned old at this point and nothing ever came of it).

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