Anne Rice Planning A TV Adaption Of The Vampire Chronicles

November 27, 2016


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Anne Rice’s novel, ‘Vampire Chronicles’, seems to be headed for a television adaption. The acclaimed horror novelist posted on Facebook Saturday that the theatrical rights to her novels has returned to her and that a possible adaption was headed our way.

A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marcus and the entire tribe. In this new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold,” Rice stated.

Rice has teamed up with her son Christopher Rice, also an author, to work on a script. “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 many with many situations that readers expect to see.”  Both Anne and her son will serve as executive producers. Reportedly, the series will begin with ‘The Vampire Lestat’, the second book of the series.

Rice also mentioned fans’ desire for a ‘Game of Thrones’ style for the series. She assured fans that, “What you want I want”.

The vampire novel series consists of 11 books, with the twelfth book, ‘Prince Lestat’, arriving in stores on November 29th, 2016.  Two of Rice’s novels have already been adapted for films. The first, ‘Interview with the Vampire’ in 1994, starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kristen Dunst. The other was 2002’s ‘Queen of the Damned’ starring musician-turned-actress Aaliyah.



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