Anne Rice’s vampire Lestat could be rising again on the big screen.
Imagine has optioned the rights to Tales of the Body Thief, the fourth installment in the Vampire Chronicles.
Lestat was first portrayed byTom Cruise in 1994’sInterview 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 releasedQueen 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.