Anne Rice’s Lestat Ripe for a Reboot


Look who’s circling the part

Vampires are hot again. No doubt about it. Gracing tabloid magazines, the internet, the television, the big screen. Everyone is trying to get a piece of the bloodsucker craze.

Since last year, we’ve heard rumblings that the world of Anne Rice’s vampires was going to be shaken up in some form or another. We were tipped off by someone in her camp that “Pandora” was coming to the screen. Didn’t happen. However, it appears Universal Pictures is going to move forward on reigniting Rice’s vampire tales with a new Lestat film…

…with Robert Downey Jr. circling the role of Lestat.

That’s what Bloody-Disgusting’s sources are telling them. Tom Cruise played the part in Interview with the Vampire and Stuart Townsend essayed the role in Queen of the Damned. Both bold choices. Downey is certainly another one if this turns out to be true. No word yet as to what story Universal is picking up with.

Downey recently wrapped Iron Man 2 and has Sherlock Holmes arriving later this year.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting