Today in the crystal ball of huge, massive, blood-sucking franchises we see Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. Universal and Imagine have just acquired the rights to the entire series, including all existing and future novels, plus her son Christopher Rice's unproduced screenplay adapted from The Tale of the Body Thief.
Basically, we've got a ton of vampires on our hands.
This should come as no surprise, since Rice's books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and her fanbase is already gigantic. The Vampire Chronicles are a safe bet.
Set in 18th Century France, the series revolves around aristocrat-turned-vampire Lestat, who narrates the series and is its primary antihero.
The books have previously been adapted twice. Once, in 1994's Interview with the Vampire, starring a creepy-ass (though still tiny) Tom Cruise as Lestat, and Brad Pitt as the journalist who interviews him. Then again in 2002's Queen of the Damned.
It seems the pale and interesting types are here to stay.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)