‘Lestat’ Reboot Happening Quickly…

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TheWrap is reporting that The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is in early talks to stake a claim on the new Lestat movie for Universal Pictures.

Boone is being eyed to both write and direct.

Rather than a remake of “Interview With the Vampire,” the new film is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice’s series — “The Vampire Lestat” and “The Queen of the Damned” — and will likely be faithful to the source material.

Lestat de Lioncourt was played by Tom Cruise in Neil Jordan’s star-studded 1994 adaptation of “Interview With the Vampire,” though the character will be recast.

A few years back, Universal acquired the rights to author Anne Rice’s novels in “The Vampire Chronicles” series and set Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer to produce along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Universal and Imagine will have an entire body of existing and future novels in Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” series, including the adapted screenplay for “Tale of the Body Thief,” written by Rice’s son, author Christopher Rice.

Other novels in the series include “Interview with the Vampire” and the upcoming “Prince Lestat.”

Interview with the Vampire

  • Darkness69

    I don’t care about the fault movie, but I saw he’s got Stephen King’s “Lisey’s Story” to work on in 2015. That sorta raised his credentials quite a bit. Let’s see what he does with Lestat.

    • theusher

      Not only is he (apparently) working on Lisey’s Story, but he’s also prepping the adaptation of The Stand, so he must be doing something right I guess.

      Either way Imagine Entertainment just declined his involvment in the Lestat movie, although The Wrap still claims it’s true:

      [Update 12:25 p.m.: For its part, a spokesperson for Imagine Entertainment has told TheWrap that the story below is "completely untrue." TheWrap stands by its story.]

      • Darkness69

        Hmm, I guess time will tell.

      • Sarah A

        I love TVC but now I’m just psyched about Stephen King’s female lead novels being adapted. I looked up Lisey’s Story and saw not only it but Gerald’s Game and Rose Madder on the same upcoming list.

  • http://youtube.com/izzysurg RisefromAshes

    This sounds cool i hope its as good as interview with the vampire, that movie for me still stands as one of the best vampire films.

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    Real vampire films need to make a comeback now that the Twilight Saga is over.