Source: LA Times
Looking to capitalize on the success of HBO's True Blood, Universal has purchased the rights to a series of vampire novels by young upstart writer Anne Rice. The novels follow the adventures of an 18th century French vampire named Lestat. You know, because no one has ever done that before.
To make matters even worse, the deal seems to imply that Universal will be releasing movies with titles EXACTLY THE SAME as previous vampire movies. We know that there are no new ideas under the Hollywood sun, but “Interview With The Vampire” and “Queen Of The Damned” are already taken.
“I just don’t get it,” said little Cindy Lou, “Why do they have to keep trying to make vampires mean and scary? It’s like that “Wolfman” movie where they made werewolves seem like bad creatures.”
According to the LA Times, the deal includes a screenplay for one of the books, The Tale of the Body Thief, adapted by Rice's son Christopher. "Yaaayyyy!" clapped Christopher excitedly as Universal executives patted him on the head gently. Nepotism is a real problem in this industry.
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