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Anne Rice regains Vampire Chronicles rights, looks to make a TV series

11.28.2016by: Eric Walkuski

Looks like Lestat may be making his way to television.

In an announcement made on her official Facebook page, author Anne Rice revealed that the theatrical rights to her series of bloodsucker books The Vampire Chronicles have reverted back to her. She is clearly excited about this development. Take a look at a portion of her post here:

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. In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold. --- My son Christopher Rice and I will be developing a pilot script and a detailed outline for an open ended series, faithfully presenting Lestat’s story as it is told in the books, complete with the many situations that readers expect to see. We will likely begin with “The Vampire Lestat” and move on from there. ----- When we sit down finally to talk to producers, we will have a fully realized vision of this project with Christopher as the executive producer at the helm. I will also be an executive producer all the way.

You may recall that Josh Boone - the man in charge of adapting the New Mutants and THE STAND - was hired by Universal to bring a new series of Lestat movies to the big screen. As recently as May, the rumor mill churned with the idea that Jared Leto might stick in the fangs to play the iconic vampire role. It would appear as though that will no longer be the case, now that Rice has been reunited with Lestat and the rest of her brood.

The question now is, will a TV studio bite?

Extra Tidbit: Do you think a Vampire Chronicles TV series is the way to go?
Source: Facebook

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