Anne Rice's The Tale of the Body Thief is being turned into a movie. THR reports that Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard have optioned the rights to the fourth book in Rice's best-selling series, The Vampire Chronicles. This is good news for fans of the Vampire Lestat. Tom Cruise played Lestat in 1994’s Interview With the Vampire from Warner Bros. The studio also released Queen of the Damned, based on the third book in the series.
Imagine is funding the purchase with the help of India's Reliance Big Entertainment. Lee Patterson is currently working on the script. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe and the Star Trek and Transformers movies) are also serving as producers along with Imagine.
Body Thief's story concerns "body-switching. Lestat, depressed and lonely after centuries as a vampire, decides to transfer souls for a day with a psychic, who after the transfer reveals that he has no intention of switching back. Lestat, now in a human body and with the help of some friends, must track down the man and get his body back."
I enjoyed Interview With the Vampire and am interested in seeing this film. I hope a solid director and sign on to the film. What are your thoughts on this news?