“Suicide Squad” actor Jared Leto might just have been confirmed for the new “Interview With the Vampire” movie.
“The Fault in Our Stars” director Josh Boone has been taking it to social media to post updates regarding the remake.
Boone had shared a photo of the completed script on his Instagram and recently made an “announcement” on Twitter. He tweeted a photo of Leto captioned “Lestat – there can be only one. #JaredLeto,” informs Gizmodo.
It is not known whether Jared Leto has given his nod to the project or whether it is just Boone’s wishlist for the movie. Movieweb reveals that the wheels of the remake moved in motion in the summer of 2014 after Universal acquired the rights to all of Anne Rice’s Vampire series. The studio roped in Boone to write an adaptation based on “Queen of the Damned” and “The Vampire Lestat.”
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However, in a turn of events, the script now adapts from “Interview With the Vampire” and “The Vampire Lestat.” Boone has written the script in partnership with Jill Killington. In March, the director gave an interview to the Nightmare magazine where he had confirmed about working on the script back then. “We’re working on the first draft for Universal. We’re really focusing on The Vampire Lestat, but we’re using elements from some of the other books as well,” said Boone.
Still, it would be interesting to see if he (Boone) will direct the remake too. The director already has his hands full with “The Stand” and “The New Mutants.” So, given his commitments, the “Interview With the Vampire” remake may take a few more years to happen.
“With any of these projects that are so big and expensive like Vampire Chronicles or The Stand, it’ll probably take a couple of years for any of these things to come together and actually get made just because of how expensive it is to bring these properties to the screen and how complicated the adaptation process is,” informed Boone in the same interview.
“We have a vision for a trilogy of Vampire Chronicles films and I hope also a spinoff television series to explore all the side characters and their back stories. That’s the dream. We’ll see what happens,” he added.