Horror hounds everywhere are howling about the remake of 1994's Interview With the Vampire. The beloved American horror drama was directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice, and starred Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
The film focused on Lestat (Cruise) and Louis (Pitt), beginning with Louis's transformation into a vampire by Lestat in 1791. It chronicled their time together and their turning of a 12-year-old girl, Claudia, into a vampire.
The narrative is framed by a present-day interview in which Louis tells his story to a San Francisco reporter. The supporting cast features Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas.
You might not remember, but way back in August of 2014, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles book series. The Wrap then reported that Josh Boone (Stuck in Love, The Fault in Our Stars) was slated to write and possibly even direct a film combining the second and third books in Rice’s ultra-popular series, The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned).
However, Boone recently revealed via Instagram that he has been hard at work with writing partner Jill Killington, developing a new and updated screenplay for a remake of the original Interview With the Vampire film.
Ever since the news broke that a remake was in the works, several actors' names have been bandied about in regards to playing the dark vampire prince. As far back as 2009, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and even Tom Cruise have been rumored for the role of Lestat.
Now, thanks once again to Boone and his suddenly happening Instagram page, we might finally have an idea of who's actually in the running for this classic horror character:
Nobody can be sure if there's any weight to Boone's choice or if it's just his ideal personal pick for the remake.
In my mind Leto is an excellent selection, and I'm not sure fans could ask for a better actor to truly capture the decadence and grandeur of the bloodsucking sociopath.
There's still no buzz on who might play the less juicy role of Louis; you can be sure young Hollywood is lining up for their shot at the character that helped propel Brad Pitt into superstardom.
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