robert downey jr vampire chronicles

More vampire movies, NOOO!!!! It’s so sad that I react so strongly to news that another bloodsucking film series is in the works. Now that I’ve composed myself, Latino Review is reporting that the tales of famed author Anne Rice are headed back to the big screen. Starting from 1976′s Interview with a Vampire, she wrote a succession of books called The Vampire Chronicles. Not only will another adaption be done, but Tony Stark, I mean Chaplin, I mean Robert Downey, Jr. might get in on the action!

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Besides Interview With a Vampire there has been one other feature adaptation from the Vampire Chronicles, Queen of the Damned. In both films the character of Lestat Lioncourt was front and center, and portrayed by Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend. Universal is looking to, for lack of a better word “revamp” the film franchise, and they want to start with the leading man.

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.

What is going on right now? I love RDJ, and I think he can do anything he sets his mind to, but I don’t know about this role. I feel confused about this on so many levels. He’s such a talented man, and I don’t want him pulled into the come and go trend of vampires that Hollywood has become obsessed with as of late. It kind of makes my stomach turn. What do you think?

Do you think Robert Downey Jr. can pull off playing Lestat the famed vampire?