Universal, Imagine, Kurtzman & Orci Board 'The Vampire Chronicles'

August 8, 2014
Source: The Wrap

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.

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  • rolyjimenez
    Man, THIS is why my love for film has slowly began to die over the years. NOTHING is new under the sun. Just rehashed ideas and comic book movies. WHAT THE FUCK?! This was one of my favorite book series. Interview with the Vampire was a great movie.... Queen of the Damned was cool when I first saw it as a kid but now that Im older and have seen it on TV I can really say it was such a piece of shit. I dont want them to keep destroying the things that we loved
    • ff
      Although I agree it will never end...
    Bored. Tired. Enough.
  • SkyNet300
    Why does this site keep saying that Dracula Untold isn't part of this new Marvel style universe? Do you have inside information that you care to share? Hopefully you're not just speculating.....
  • SkyNet300
    Honestly it makes zero sense to make this film and then reboot it in a few years. They've clearly been talking about this big mash-up for a while now so it really doesn't make any logical sense to make Untold then. Someone needs to clarify this.




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