Anne Rice’s series of vampire novels “Interview with a Vampire” is arguably the best depiction of how and what a vampire should be like. Most people however will only remember the film starring tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. But we urge you to pick up the books and start reading if you want to erase images of Twilight from your mind.
Back in 2014 we learned that Universal Pictures had acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series. The plan was to adapt all of these books for the big screen. Producers Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci were all attached to the project and they hired The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone to write and direct the first film in the series.
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The first film in the series was supposed to be The Vampire Lestat. At the time, it was reported that “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.”
We haven’t really heard anything about this project since the initial announcement. Today we received a major update from Boone himself, who posted an image on Instagram of his completed script for Interview with the Vampire.
Obviously, the project is moving forward!
One day later Boone posted this image of Jared Leto with the caption: “Lestat – there can be only one. #JaredLeto.” You can see that tweet below:
— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) May 4, 2016
I don’t know if this is just wishful thinking on his part and he’s trying to get fans railed up, or if Leto will actually be playing the character in these upcoming Vampire Chronicles film adaptations. Before this was posted Anne Rice’s son Christopher Rice prepared fans for some big announcements to come with the following tweet:
Tom Cruise was great as Lestat in the 1994 film, but I can totally get behind and support Leto in the role. I think he’s the best actor they could have chosen for the part, and he’ll bring the character to the big screen again in the best possible way. The guy is an incredibly talented actor. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how this all plays out.
What do you all think about Leto taking on the role of Lestat?