The iconic gothic vampire movie 'Interview With The Vampire' is coming back and the production is set to start this September.
Hollywood has been reviving a lot of classics lately and next up is one of the best vampire movie franchises ever made, the iconic Vampire Chronicles. Starring heartthrobs Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as bloodsucking sexy vampires, Interview With The Vampire was not only creepy but a pure treat for the eyes. The American gothic romantic horror film which was released in 1994, still remains a horror classic and Halloween favorite with Lestat and Louis being legendary horror icons. With Golden Globe nominations to Oscars, the movie was widely praised by not only fans but also critics and was a major BoxOffice success, earning over $223 million across the globe!
Also starring Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas, and Stephen Rea, the movie was directed by Neil Jordan and based on Anne Rice's 1976 novel of the same name. Anne has sold over 100 million copies of her books and is currently working on the FIFTEENTH novel in The Vampire Chronicles series! Imagine the popularity! Another novel of hers called The Queen of the Damned was adapted into a movie, following Interview with the Vampire but it couldn't impress the audience, probably because the original cast was replaced.
Now, according to THR, The Vampire Chronicles book series is coming to capture small screens and is getting its very own TV series and in a very competitive auction to secure the rights of the books, Hulu has emerged as a winner. Bryan Fuller, the man behind the Hannibal TV series, American Gods, and Carrie was initially hired to serve as the showrunner and fans of horror jumped with joy. However, he soon dropped from the series.
The series is being produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content while Rice herself and her son are serving as the executive producers. The team is looking for a new showrunner since Bryan has left and nothing is concrete when it comes to the cast of the show. Rice, however, has taken to her Facebook multiple times to ask her fans for recommendations. As much as we'd love to see Cruise and Pitt again, it is highly unlikely that they'll join the project.
The TV series, instead of starting off with Interview with the Vampire, will begin with the second novel called The Vampire Lestat which is probably going to be the title of the series as well. Let's just hope it is actually good and performs well because if it does, there are about 15 novels Rice has penned down. So, you know, the show might run for yearssss since it has so much material. Christopher Rice tweeted a snap of the script revealing that 'EP 101' will be called 'Wolf killer.'
“Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask,” Anne teased on her Facebook page. "On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”
According to Joblo, the series will start production this September. "Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer (Christian Slater). Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict," reads the synopsis of the first movie - Interview with the Vampire.
As far as the release date is concerned, the show will probably be out in late 2020. Will you be watching the TV show adaptation of the legendary movie on TV? Without Cruise and Pitt? Let's just hope they do justice to the original!