Anne Rice Finally Getting Some of That Sweet, Sweet Vampire Money
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Still waiting for a cinematic sequel to Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire adaptation? (The abysmal Queen of the Damned doesn't count.) Well, good news, everyone! Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, in their entirety. This includes the forthcoming Prince Lestat.
But is the news really good? Image Entertainment and Brian Grazer are on board to produce, but they have tapped Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, of Transformers 2/Star Trek Into Darkness/Amazing Spider-man infamy to assist. Eh...
No word on whether The Cruiser will reprise his role as Lestat. Rice has already cast her vote for the ubiquitous Robert Downey Jr. to take over. Who would you want to see playing the toe-headed Brat Prince?
What about director? Of course, with the Grazer connection, the first person that comes to mind is Ron Howard, but I still can't picture little Opie Cunningham doing it.
What about you?
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