Back in June 2010 there were rumblings of a TV adaptation of Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches books possibly being on its way, but nothing came of them. Now, however, things are starting to look up for fans of the series that began in 1990 with The Witching Hour and continued with Lasher and Taltos.
Yep, another story from the recently completed San Diego Comic-Con. Not sure how this one slipped under our radar, but fan favorite author Anne Rice told MTV Geek during the event that she's working on a new project: a werewolf-themed book entitled The Wolf Gift.
For some time now Anne Rice has been teasing on her Facebook page that a big announcement was imminent, and today it finally came: Her Interview with the Vampire is being adapted into a graphic novel with the same plot but a new point of view. Read on for the details.
For those who may be unaware, Anne Rice has written a lot more books than just her Vampire Chronicles, and one of the best of them is Servant of the Bones, the story of Azriel of Babylon. In partnership with IDW Publishing, Anne's historical horror novel is about to become a six-issue comic adaptation.
I, like many fans out there, was surprised by how good the big screen adaptation of Interview with the Vampire was. Sure, they took a few liberties with the characters, but overall it was a really well acted good time. Queen of the Damned? Not so much.
So, it's been about a year since anyone last spoke about a possible reboot of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. Of course that means it's time for the subject to rear its head again. Only now it's Anne herself doing the talking so odds are it'll really happen ... eventually.
Ever since I first read Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, I swore one of these days I'd make it to her annual Vampire Lestat Vampire Club Halloween Ball. Unfortunately, this isn't my year, but if you live anywhere near New Orleans, you might want to make it yours as the group is presenting a "Tru Blood & Gold Ball" for 2009.
Since she's never been one to shy away from interacting with and directly communicating with her fans, it was only a matter of time before Anne Rice addressed the rumors swirling around a new adaptation of her Vampire Chronicles and particularly the potential casting of Robert Downey, Jr., as Lestat.
Thanks to the success of such vampire-based tales as The Twilight Saga and "True Blood", it should come as no surprise to anyone that studios are taking another look at the granddaddy of them all, Lestat de Lioncourt, the main character in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.