All around I think this is a rather encouraging bit of news. Director Josh Boone, who is now very much in demand following the success of his recent film The Fault in Our Stars, appears to be pretty much all set up to write and direct Lestat, the new Anne Rice adaptation percolating at Universal. To me, this indicates that they want to focus on character in favor of spectacle overload (though I’m sure there will be a bit of that as well).
Equally good news? It looks as though Interview With the Vampire won’t be remade after all. At least not right now. A few weeks back I speculated that a remake would happen when the news broke that the rights to all of The Vampire Chronicles (including the upcoming Prince Lestat) were going to Universal, but I’m happy to admit that I was wrong on that particular prognostication. Hit the jump for more on Josh Boone directing Lestat.