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“Lestat” Returns to Screen

August 20th, 2009 by Cobwebs

LestatBloody Disgusting reports that Universal Pictures is planning to restart Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles and is in close negotiations with Robert Downey Jr. to play Lestat.

There’s no word on whether this will be a reboot of one of the previously-filmed novels or a new entry in the franchise, but the choice of Downey should attract a lot of attention.

As Shadow Jack commented dryly when I told him about the choice of star, “Because he just does everything better.” He’s certainly done something…interesting…with the new Sherlock Holmes movie. (If you haven’t seen the trailer for that, it’s here. I suspect that if you hooked a rotor up to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s grave you’d have energy too cheap to meter.)

Anne Rice is on board with the choice. It’ll be interesting to see what he does with this role.

(via io9)

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  1. JoAsakura Says:

    I know the dearly departed Doyle would probably throw a rod over the upcoming Holmes movie, but personally? Between that and “9” and “alice”- I may just take up living in the theatre for a while.

    I’m sure I can get at least a few months before scurvy sets in from eating nothing but popcorn and jujy fruits… :D

  2. Mr. Macabre Says:

    Yessssssss, I can see Robert Downey Jr. as Lestat! That’s my all-time favorite movie! Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Rahnefan Says:

    F yes, RDJ. This will be good.

    In a timeline only 5 degrees from this one I’d have an opinion about Sherlock…but Lestat? Yes, perfect. Fingers are crossed.

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