It looks like we may be seeing some more of the vampire Lestat! According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has optioned the rights to Anne Rice’s Tale of the Body Thief, the fourth book of Rice’s best-selling book series The Vampire Chronicles.
The script for this film will be written by Lee Paterson, and the movie will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
I don’t know how well this book fared with the critics, but I thought the story of Lestat swapping bodies with a psychic and experiencing human life was a fuckin’ crapshoot. For those of you who don’t know, Rice had a moment of clarity or some shit and became a devout Christian at some point in the middle of The Vampire Chronicles. This is why you don’t find anything awesome when you look through the books she published during that period of her life.
Two different actors have played Lestat in the past: Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend. It doesn’t seem like either of them will be taking up the role again should this movie actually happen. We’ll just have to see which sucker decides to throw himself into this mess.
Source: Comic Book Movie
Well its taking Hollywood by storm… No, not Avatar..Stuart Townsend, previously of Queen of the Damned and currently of well…Nothing. THR reports:
Stuart Townsend has departed Marvel Comics’ movie adaptation of “Thor” because of creative differences, according to sources close to the production.
Townsend had been cast as Fandral, an ally of Norse god Thor. He was replaced by Joshua Dallas, according to the two sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.
Irish actor Townsend, 37, best known as the boyfriend of Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, starred in “Queen of the Damned.” He had been cast as Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy but was replaced at the last minute by Viggo Mortensen.
So this douche bag was supposed to be in LOTR?? Squandering his career perhaps? Seems to me like EVERYWHERE he goes he drags a bit of negativity with him. Starting back when he insulted his film Queen of the Damned before it was even released and thus creating a PR shit storm for the studio.
You can currently find Townsend with his nails dug firmly into Charlize Theron.
The Top 5 Best Actors to Play Lestat in the new Anne Rice film is an interesting piece for all people who love all things Vampire, Lestat, Anne Rice and top 5’s. So to throw a wrench into Christine Foley’s list I would like to take a moment to mention the worst actors to play Lestat. And 5? Sweet baby Jesus and the orphans, 5 is easy as pie, but just for the absurdity of it all…It’s all I’ll list. (more…)