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The Fault in Our Stars Director May Take On Anne Rice’s Next Vampire Adaptation

Lestat2A report claims the newly in-demand director of The Fault in Our Stars may be tackling vampires in his next outing. But which Anne Rice book will it be?

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?

(via Collider)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."