Downey Jr. Considered For Lestat

Website Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Universal Pictures is considering a re-boot of Anne Rice’s popular Vampire Chronicles.  As you may recall, the first film, “Interview With the Vampire,” was well reviewed and received, while the second movie, “Queen of the Damned,”… well, not so much.

The studio is reportedly interested in Robert Downey Jr. taking over the role of Lestat, previously played by Tom Cruise and Stuart Townshend.  Warner Bros. produced the first two films and held the rights for years, but has since let them lapse, which is how Universal gained them.  There is no word whether they’ll try to reboot the series and start over with “Interview,” or just move onto the third book, “The Tale of the Body Thief.”

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