AMC + has just offered a first look at the highly anticipated series Interview with the Vampirea television adaptation of the novel of the same name by Anne Rice which in 1994 was transposed to the big screen by Neil Jordan (with a stellar cast, as we will remember in the following paragraphs).
Now the characters of Lestat de Lioncourt and Louis de Pointe du Lac are about to return, but in a no longer printed and no longer cinematic version: for the first time they will be framed by the small screen. The adaptation will arrive by the end of 2022 and will be an eight-part television series, written and directed by Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights).
In the very first images published in the past few hours on the social networks of the AMC network, the US cable broadcaster, you can see Sam Reid and Jacob Anderson (game of Thrones) on the set, while wearing the gothic clothes of the two aforementioned protagonists.
You can look at the photos from the set of the series Interview with the Vampire in the tweet you find at the bottom of this article.
Interview with the Vampire
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In the nineties film appeared the actors Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and a very young Kirsten Dunst. The film was a huge box office success, grossing over $ 230 million against a budget of $ 60 million.
Inspired by Anne Rice’s 1976 novel of the same name, Interview with the Vampire (this is the original title) follows the story of a very tumultuous relationship between two vampires. Louis de Pointe du Lac and Lestat de Lioncourt are linked by a love-hate relationship that haunts their immortal life. Do not miss the young Claudia, in the series played by Bailey Bass (while in the film she was played by Kirsten Dunst, in her fifth acting test in a feature film).
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The show’s executive producer, Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Halt and Catch Fire, Rectify) told a People that for him and for the show’s entire executive team it is very important to uphold Anne Rice’s legacy in modern storytelling.
“The development of this series comes with a lot of pressure and responsibility,” Johnson said. “What Anne Rice created and what her fans have been stabbed by forces us to take this transition from book to television with a great deal of responsibility. It is imperative not to disappoint her fans and yet we must make sure that this story and these characters communicate. to a modern audience “.
The goal of the AMC adaptation is not just to preserve the first novel of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, written in 1973 and published in 1976. The aim of this revival is to rekindle the passion for Rice’s complete opera.
“We hope that this series will inspire Anne Rice fans to rediscover her works. We also hope that those viewers who have never read an Anne Rice novel will rush to the bookstore, eager to understand what it is all about.” producer Mark Johnson.
In 2020 it was announced that AMC acquired the rights to the series of books that are part of the saga The Vampire Chroniclesin addition to those of the trilogy Lives of the Mayfair Witches. For now from the second literary epic by Anne Rice it is not known which projects will come out, whether television or film.
Below you can see photos from the set of the series Interview with the Vampireposted on Twitter by AMC +.