Universal Pictures Planning a Whole New Generation of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles Movies

We already knew that Universal Pictures is prepping an Avengers-style shared universe of classic monster movies, but it turns out they’re interested in more iconic vampires than just Dracula. Deadline reports that the studio has secured the rights to Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series.

Warner Bros formerly held the rights, from which they made 1991’s Interview With the Vampire and 2002’s Queen of the Damned. So, does that mean we’ll see an Interview reboot, or will they go for the jugular with the latest installments, like Rice’s forthcoming novel Prince Lestat? After all, they’ll have access to the entire canon, plus a screenplay by the author’s son Christopher Rice, adapting her novel Tale of the Body Thief.

For that answer, you’ll have to ask Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who in addition to helming the Universal Monsters franchise, will also produce this new venture along with Brian Grazer.

Photo: Warner Bros


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