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Tale of the Body Thief

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The vampire Lestat appears set for a potential return to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment has secured the rights to the Anne Rice novel The Tale of the Body Thief.

Previous big-screen Rice adaptations include Interview with the Vampire and Queen of the Damned. This one, published in 1992, is officially described as follows:

Returning to Lestat as the main character, the fourth in the Vampire Chronicles series finds Lestat impulsive and careless in the pursuit of what he wants: a serial killer in Southern Florida. Lestat is surrounded by mortals in this tale, an a new worthy counterpoint character to Lestat is introduced, Raglan James. James is a vampire hunter, and a formidable adversary for Lestat. James offers Lestat the opportunity to switch bodies temporarily with a young mortal. Against Louis' advice, Lestat accepts and discovers he hates everything about being human. He also finds that James has disappeared with Lestat's powerful vampire body. Louis refuses to help Lestat become a vampire again, and he turns to another mortal to help him trick James into switching souls, and giving up Lestat's body.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers) are attached to produce the adaptation with Lee Patterson providing the screenplay.

This is where I stopped reading the series. Keep in mind that there were only 5 books in the series at the time.

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Same with me on stopping reading it. It actually seems like the right time to reboot the franchise as a, you know, franchise. Instead of a group of completely unrelated films, I mean.

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Same, when a friend told me that Memnoch the Devil is basically two guys walking, I decided to give up.

I would definitely support a reboot though. I would love to be able to forget that they tried to cram Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned in to one movie.

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