If you were a fan of Anne Rice’s the Vampire Chronicles, get ready for the adaptation you’ve always wanted. According to Deadline, Rice revealed in a Facebook post that she has regained theatrical rights to the series, and she is now beginning to work on a television-series adaptation. “The theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles are once again in my hands, free and clear! I could not be more excited about this! — A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe,” Rice said. The Vampire Chronicles began with 1976’s Interview With the Vampire, and following books have been focused on the main character’s further adventures, as well as the origins of vampires. Theatrical rights were held for years by Warner Bros., and they tried twice to turn the novels into a film franchise. 1994’s Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles starred Brad Pitt as Louis and Tom Cruise as Lestat, along with Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, and Kirsten Dunst. Queen of the Damned, based on the third novel in the series, was released in 2002. We still have a long way to go until anything is finalized, but rest assured, we’re getting there.
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