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Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles bought by Universal movies

August 10th, 2014 by Dave Bowling 1 Comment

Universal Vampires?

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired the movie rights to Anne Rice’s entire Vampire Chronicles series, according to TheWrap. Brian Grazer will produce alongside Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

The first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was made into a film in 1994 that stars Tom Cruise (above), Brad Pitt and a very young Kirsten Dunst. The Queen of the Damned, in 2002 with Aaliyah playing the Queen and Stuart Townsend playing Lestat.

There’s no word from Universal on their plans for the series so far, although a remake of Interview with the Vampire has been mooted.

Rice’s next novel in the series, Prince Lestat, is released this Autumn.


Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...