Anne Rice will pilot-screen 'Vampire Chronicles' with son Christopher
Anne Rice, one of the most popular gothic fiction authors, is planning to adapt her best-selling "Vampire Chronicles" novel series for television. In 1976, "Interview with the Vampire" was published, and since then, "The Vampire Chronicles" has been a favorite book of bloodsucker devotees everywhere. To date, The Vampire Chronicles consists of 11 novels, with a 12th to hit on the shelves soon.
"Interview with a Vampire," starring Tom Cruise as the swoon-worthy vampire, came out in 1994. Thereafter, a second film followed in 2002, adapting Rice's book Queen of the Damned, with Stuart Townsend as Lestat and late singer-actress Aaliyah as the main characters.
In 2014, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the theoritical rights for the whole series with plans to make a new movie Lestat, as reported by CBC News.
According to Screenrant, Rice said that she will allow adaptations for her vampire books, with the hopes of creating television series of the highest quality.
Anne Rice announced on her Facebook page, she acquired the rights to The Vampire Chronicles and explained that her current plan is to adapt her books into an "open-ended" television series .
The Vampire Chronicles TV series will centre around Lesat, and will be directed by Josh Boone. A pilot script will be developed by Anne along with her son Christopher. He will take care of the overall creative outline for the series as he is a successful author in his own right.
Once the script is finalized, they will meet with potential producers to get the project into motion, and it looks like Rice, who is about to launch a book tour for her latest release in the series, will serve as executive producers on the show. She will also give the fans a Game of Thrones style as they had asked her for a long time.