Downey to take over as the vampire Lestat?

Posted on 15 August 2009 by Quaid

It’s fantastic news that Universal is gearing up to adapt more of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. I mean, who doesn’t love Interview with the Vampire?

InterviewVampirePosterThen again, who doesn’t hate Queen of the Damned, right?

I guess these novels can go either way, depending on the talent behind and in front of the camera.

As far as a director goes, I think we’ll be left in the dark a bit longer, but Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Iron Man, himself–Robert Downey Jr.–is in talks to take over the role originated by Tom Cruise and bastardized by Stuart Townsend.

I don’t think anyone is sure at this point whether this will be a continuation of the screwed-up continuity of the first couple of films.  Maybe it’s best to leave this series of sad-vampire books alone and thank the gods that we at least got Interview out of it.

Still, Downey is pure gold and I’ll watch anything he is in.                           

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