Universal, Imagine, Kurtzman & Orci Board 'The Vampire Chronicles'
Just when you think we're done with vampires, another project comes along bringing the mythical horror figures to the big screen. Universal has Dracula Untold coming later this year, and they'll probably end up rebooting Dracula again down the road as part of their cohesive classic movie monsters universe that includes Frankenstein, The Wolfman and more. Now the studio is sinking their teeth into Anne Rice's novel series The Vampire Chronicles with Brian Granzer and Imagine Entertainment teaming with recently separated Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, writers of the Star Trek and Transformers franchises.
The Wrap reports the deal for the rights to the books includes Tale of the Body Thief, which has already been adapted for the big screen by Christopher Rice, son of the author. The series also includes Interview with the Vampire, which has already been adapted for the big screen, but could easily be remade. And there's also Queen of the Damned, which combined plot elements from the book of the same name and The Vampire Lestat. But there's eight other books that have yet to see the big screen, so there's plenty of material for Universal to adapt to keep the audience obsession with vampires alive.