The Wrap is claiming Josh Boone is up for Lestat. Earlier this month we told you Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, and Brian Grazer had secured the rights to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles novels. The Wrap writes:
Boone is being eyed to both write and direct. Grazer, [Alex] Kurtzman and [Roberto] Orci have signed off on Boone’s hiring, according to one insider, while Universal’s approval is expected to be a mere formality.
Some time after posting, The Wrap updated their story to say: “A spokesperson for Imagine Entertainment has told TheWrap that the story below is ‘completely untrue.’ TheWrap stands by its story.”
If true, they also reported this other juicy tidbit:
Rather than a remake of “Interview With the Vampire,” the new film is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice’s series — “The Vampire Lestat” and “The Queen of the Damned” — and will likely be faithful to the source material.
No word on who will play the new Lestat of course, but Rice had previously suggested both Thor’s Chris Hemsorth and Arrow’s Stephen Amell for the role.
Boone is currently at work adapting another famous book, Stephen King’s The Stand, for Warner Bros. Do you think he’d be good for the job?