– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Back in the 1990s, Anne Rice’s novel, Interview with the Vampire was adapted for the big screen. It had great performances from Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and a huge breakout one from a young Kirsten Dunst.

In the years since then, Hollywood has tried to adapt this entire franchise, and vampires have since fallen in and out of fashion. However, it sounds like they may be getting close to cracking the code on this one.

According to Paramount TV head Amy Powell, Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller is hard at work alongside Anne Rice herself, as well as her son to bring it all to life. Here’s what she said in an interview with THR:

“We bought 11 novels as part of the Vampire Chronicles initiative. Bryan Fuller is working with Anne Rice and [her son] Chris, who are writing the pilot. We are hoping he chooses to stay on and potentially showrun.”

This is incredibly promising news. Recently, Fuller was able to work his magic on the too-short series Hannibal, as well as get things started with American Gods and Star Trek: Discovery. Clearly, this guy knows how to adapt long-form content, so Paramount could do much worse than him.

Does Fuller’s involvement — along with author Anne Rice — get you excited about how this adaptation could turn out? Let us know down below!

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  • Setitie

    It will only work if it’s on cable as for Hannibal they could only push the boundaries of TV so far (and I give credit to them as they did try).

  • Kratos

    nick fury to lestat “i’d like to speak to you about the vampire chronicles initiative.”

    haven’t watched the cruise/pitt flick in at least 20 years, might need to revisit just for the hell of it.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      I usually try to throw it into my Halloween rotation during vampire week. It really is one of the best vampire flicks in my opinion. So much gay sexual tension between two hetero vampires who adopt a girl to keep their relationship together. Then after Lestat is out of the picture he is seduced by a Spaniard.

      • Kratos

        “gay sexual tension”…is that what was….i didn’t pick up on it…thanks for the explainer LOL / sarc

        • Kindofabigdeal

          You know what, sexual isn’t what it was. It was love for companionship. Women were simply food to them. Easily disposable. They used sex as a lure, nothing more. It is definitely a layered story which is why I love it so much.

  • Georjay

    This makes me excited and saddened at once because I know it’ll be great, but end up getting canceled and he’ll probably not come back to it. I love Bryan and his work, but it’s almost like a pattern; nothing but greatness coming out of him, yet a history of unfinished projects following him. I grew atached to Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal, and American Gods and never saw an actual closure. I just gone be can finish this one, maybe even go back and finish his previous work too. I mean, most of the actors always seem willing as long as he’s behind the revival…

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I read a while back that Rice had become born again and turned her back on the Vampire chronicles to write Christian books. I guess the funds started to run low. Of she came to terms with her legacy and is sharing it with the world again.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.