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Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles returns, who is Lestat?


We've been scrambling all week to confirm the following report, especially since it came from a very reliable source and is insanely logical considering the popularity of vampires these days. I guess something good has come from the success of Twilight as Bloody Disgusting has learned exclusively that Universal Pictures is looking to restart Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles, which tells the tale of the vampire Lestat Du Lioncort (through his narration), a nobleman-turned-vampire in the late 18th century. No word yet on how they plan on unrolling this franchise, but we did find out who they are talking with to replace Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend.

We have confirmed this afternoon that ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is in close talks to play the vampire Lestat in Universal Pictures' The Vampire Chronicles, a newly rebooted franchise based on Anne Rice's popular novels.

Lestat appears as a major character in both motion picture adaptations of The Vampire Chronicles novels. In Neil Jordan's 1994 film adaptation of Interview with the Vampire, he is portrayed by Tom Cruise. In the 2002 film adaptation of Queen of the Damned, he is played by Stuart Townsend.

The Vampire Chronicles is a series of novels by Anne Rice that revolves around the fictional character Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman made into a vampire in the 18th century.


Hmmm. I do love me some RDJ, but honestly? I'm not sure I can see him as Lestat. For a start, isn't he too old?
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I'm so excited to see the movie :3
RDJ is again the wrong man for Lestat, Stuart Townsend was kind of nice (although he had the wrong haircolor) and Tom Cruise did a good job in acting but was too old for Lestat, too :S
I realy hope they find another guy who is junger and has at least something vampiric in his charism ^^
Am I the only one who thinks that RDJ might possibly be the right man for the role?

First of all, here is a screencap of Anne Rice's own thoughts on the matter:

It was often said by Anne Rice herself that Lestat was based very heavily on her husband Stan. (RIP)

This, my friends, is Stan Rice.

Comparing Stan Rice and Robert Downey Jr.... you actually see some of the logic.

I mean, if you take the scruff off of his face it starts to make a whole lot of sense.

Besides, Lestat is called the Brat Prince. He's arrogant, self-absorbed, and outrageous. RDJ covers those areas BEAUTIFULLY in his acting.
I love Lestat to death!! He and Spock are the loves of my life. I am totally obsessed with Lestat and the Vampire Chronicles and I am so excited about these new films!! It would be awesome since I feel that although the two films that have already been released of the Vampire Chronicles (Interview with the Vampire and Queen of the Damned), there has not been a film that has done justice to Anne Rice's incredible work. Besides, the vampire Chronicles is just what the world needs right now so that it can push Twilight aside and other lame vampire themed films/TV and show everyone what REAL vampire are like!! Long Live LESTAT!!