United Artists Acquiring ‘The Tale of the Body Thief’?

I received what could be one of the best (unconfirmed) scoops ever from a B-D reader who’d like to be called ‘King of Kong’, “I work at — and have it on good authority that United Artists is in talks to nab the rights to Anne Rice’s The Tale of the Body Thief. There’s speculation on my behalf, but UA = Tom Cruise, right? Might we be seeing Tom Cruise back as the Vampire Lestat? That would be pretty good stuff.” I think his speculation fits my immediate thoughts, how cool would this be? What do you guys think, are we ready for another Lestat movie?