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We learned earlier this month that Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are planning a rebooted adaptation of Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles.”
Now, The Wrap reports that The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone is targeting the director’s chair on the upcoming first, still untitled, Lestat film.
Boone is expected to provide the screenplay as well, said to be based primarily on “The Vampire Lestat” and “The Queen of the Damned,” the second and third books in the series.
The trades are reporting that Universal and Imagine have purchased the rights to Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” book series.
The first installment, Interview with the Vampire was made into a film in ’94 starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. A second film followed, The Queen of the Damned, in 2002 with Aaliyah playing the eponymous bloodsucker and Stuart Townsend playing the vampire Lestat.