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Lestat movie might be helmed by The Stand director Josh Boone

Aug. 18, 2014by: Eric Walkuski
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Wow, direct one profitable adaptation of a YA novel and the world is your oyster.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS director Josh Boone is reportedly the man to direct the first movie in Universal's VAMPIRE CHRONICLES franchise reboot. The studio recently acquired the rights to Anne Rice's popular book series and has clearly put it on the fast track.

If he signs on the dotted line, Boone will write and direct the film, which is currently being referred to as LESTAT. It is not an adaptation of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, apparently; instead, it draws "from the second and third books in Rice's series The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned," according to The Wrap.

Boone is plenty busy already, however. He's the man directing THE STAND for Warner Bros. - with Stephen King's blessing, to boot. How this LESTAT news alters his commitment to that massive adaptation remains to be seen. (That project can ill afford another director abandoning it, I'll say that much.)

Pretty impressive happenings for a guy who only has two movies under his belt (the other being something called STUCK IN LOVE). THE FAULT IN OUR STARS was made for $12 million, and has grossed over $271 million for its studio, 20th Century Fox.

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Source: The Wrap

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12:22AM on 08/19/2014

Stick to one book

The smart thing is to stick with "The Vampire Lestat" which is already dense enough for 2 movies. I would do that book first followed by one or 2 of the others and then try redoing "Interview With The Vampire." Interview is great in the series because it is Louis's view of Lestat, not necessarily Lestat himself. So if you have a character that people have gotten to know over a few movies and then you sort of turn the character on it's head by showing another characters point of view of Lestat
The smart thing is to stick with "The Vampire Lestat" which is already dense enough for 2 movies. I would do that book first followed by one or 2 of the others and then try redoing "Interview With The Vampire." Interview is great in the series because it is Louis's view of Lestat, not necessarily Lestat himself. So if you have a character that people have gotten to know over a few movies and then you sort of turn the character on it's head by showing another characters point of view of Lestat it could be a lot of fun.
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