Thursday, January 11, 2018

Quote of the Day

"We bought 11 novels as part of the Vampire Chronicles initiative. Bryan Fuller is working with Anne Rice and [her son] Chris, who are writing the pilot. We are hoping he chooses to stay on and potentially showrun."

That is Amy Powell, head of Paramount Television, talking to The Hollywood Reporter today about all the big projects she's lined up (including The Alienist which we're pretty excited about) or is lining up, including a series based on Anne Rice's books about Lestat the sexy vampire that once saw Tom Cruise trading immortal hair-care tips with a perfectly luscious Brad Pitt in Neil Jordan's 1994 film. 

Bryan Fuller's currently at work on NBC's Amazing Stories reboot (after having skedaddled off American Gods during the holidays, and taking Gillian Anderson with him for good measure) but lord knows he can juggle a lot of balls. Which will come in handy with a project as gay as the Vampire Chronicles! (Ba dum bum.) Honestly the only book of the series I've ever read was Interview With the Vampire when the movie came out - perhaps this is a good time to cram them? Any mega-fans here?

1 comment:

R. Michael said...

Not a mega fan but read the first three when they originally came out before the first film. 'The Vampire Lestat' is the best of them. Lestat is truly a great character (perhaps in spite of Tom Cruise) fully fleshed out in this volume (as well as his mother and several other characters). Looking forward to this series very much especially is Bryan Fuller is involved.