SO, HOW ARE THEY GOING TO INTRODUCE THE TALAMASCA? LOVE THE BOOK, ONE OF MY FAVS, WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE THE COMPLETE CRONICLES FILMED WITH A COMPLETE CAST SO MANY DETAILS MISSED FROM CANON, SUCH AS GABRIELLE BEING TURNED NEED TO BE SHOWN.
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has optioned the rights to Anne Rice’s The Tale of the Body Thief, the fourth book in Rice’s best-selling series The Vampire Chronicles.
Lestat was first portrayed by Tom Cruise in 1994’s Interview With the Vampire, which was made by Warner Bros. and directed by Neil Jordan. The movie also starred Brad Pitt, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst.
In 2002, Warners released Queen of the Damned, a big-screen translation of the third book in the Rice series that starred R&B singer Aaliyah.
Imagine used its partnership with India’s Reliance Big Entertainment to fund the acquisition of Body Thief, and it is using the Imagine Reliance Writers Lab to work on the script. Lee Patterson, who wrote a well-regarded screenplay titled Snatched, is working on Body Thief.
Producing with Imagine are Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writer-producers behind TV’s Fringe and the Star Trek and Transformers movies.
Karen Kehala-Sherwood, the Imagine exec who oversees the lab, and the company’s Erica Huggins are exec producing.