Vampire TV series interview reveals a big twist in Anne Rice’s novel
Are you ready for the return of Louis de Pointe du Lac? “I’m flesh and blood, but not human. I haven’t been human for two hundred years.” These are the famous words Louis the Vampire said in the 1994 modern horror classic Interview With The Vampire. And it seems that Louis will be resurrected in a new AMC series based on The vampire chronicles Books by Anne Reis. Though fans can expect some big changes from the iconic book series, with many of the characters and even the main story taking a slight twist.
Interview with the vampire Originally premiered in cinemas on November 11, 1994. The film takes us into the minds of Louis de Pointe du Lac (played by Brad Pitt), who tells a journalist his story about his immortal life as a vampire in 1772. The film is based on Anne Rice’s 1976 interview with The Vampire about the popular 1976 book series. Interview With The Vampire is the first book in The Vampire Chronicles series by author Anne Rice. Other books in the series include The Vampire Lestat, Queen Of The Damned and Tale Of The Body. The 1994 film had a not-so-successful sequel based on the third book in the Queen Of The Damned series.
Fast forward to 2021. Anne Reis, Author of Interview With the Vampire, has signed a contract with AMC to direct a new show based on their popular novel series. Not much is known right now, but what we do know is this. The show will have 8 one-hour episodes and will record similar events as in the first novel. Filming for the series will begin in Paris, France and New Orleans later this year. And the show will be finished with production in 2022.
The executive producer of this Interview With the Vampire series, which was named The Vampire Chronicles prior to production, will be Jessica Held (co-producer of Netflix’s To all The Boys I Loved Before). Mark Johnson (executive producer of Better Call Saul) and Rolin Jones (writer of Weeds) also produce. Rolin Jones is also one of the writers on Interview With the Vampire.
Writer Anne Rice told the media: “It has always been my dream to see the worlds of my two greatest series under one roof so that filmmakers can explore the vast and interconnected universe of my vampires and witches. That dream is now a reality. and the result is one of the most significant and exciting deals of my long career. “She speaks of the Lives Of The Mayfair Witches series, which also takes place at AMC.
The casting for the TV series is currently underway. It seems like there are going to be some big changes from the movie and books. The series “Interview With the Vampire” will move into the modern age, with a story set in 2022. The main plot revolves around the award-winning investigative journalist Daniel Malloy, whose name is actually spelled Molloy in the Anne Rice novels. And this will actually be his second interview with the same vampire, although things are a little different in this follow-up story that Malloy wants to capture. The original source explains this via Malloy.
“Daniel uses this second chance to report on one of the most important stories of his career as a journalist. Daniel travels to the other side of the world to interview 146-year-old vampire Louis De Pointe Du Lac. Louis tells the story of his amazing and sinful journey to immortality once and for all. ”
The source updates the two main characters in the new AMC series, who will be Daniel Malloy and the vampire Louis De Pointe Du Lac. About Daniel Malloy, the full description of who the production is looking for, gives a better idea of the changes planned.
“Daniel Malloy will be one of the main characters in Interview with the Vampire and the casting is looking for a 60-70 year old man and it’s an open ethnicity. Daniel Malloy is described as slim but with a huge chip on his shoulder”. Malloy is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who works for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian. ”
It is also noted that Malloy will now work as a professor. He has had a tumultuous career and is forced to teach from home due to the COVID epidemic, which will be incorporated into Anne Rice’s existing storyline. In the plot of the series, Malloy interviews his vampire a second time because he was too confused by his drug addiction to get it right the first time.
Louis De Pointe Du Lac, who was portrayed by Brad Pitt in the original film, is now played by a black actor. The production is looking for someone in their early 30s. The description for this version of Louis offers those tempting details.
“Creole, beautiful, eyes are bright green. His skin is smooth, as if it were made of Ceylon ebony.”
Daniel Molloy was much younger in the book. And his obsession with becoming a vampire seems to be getting a big change. The idea of a second interview also establishes the notion that there will be flashbacks to the original interview that could be woven into the events of the original book and film. And the inclusion of the COVID pandemic is a big change that instantly transports history to modern times.
Louis being black is the reason for some big changes, including the fact that he now owned a brothel instead of a plantation, as seen in the film and in the book. It seems that Louis wasn’t ready in his first interview with Molloy in which he told a couple of lies that now need to be updated and corrected for the record. These character changes are expected to give the two main characters an entirely different dynamic than what was seen in the book and film, with Christian Slater playing the interviewer for the first time. Since the show is looking for an older version of the character, Slater could play the role if the producers were so inclined to go that route.
Is the world ready to return to New Orleans and delve into the dark and twisted thoughts of Louis de Pointe du Lac and see the tragic story of his life and that of his immortal child? Are we ready to go back to the fangs and the blood? The last popular vampire series was the CW hit show, which was adapted from the book series The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017) by LJ Smith.
There was a time when we were surrounded by the supernatural. Piggybacking on the success of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, you couldn’t turn on the television without seeing some form of a creature of the night. Will this show be remembered as one of the greats or will it sink into the abyss of forgotten television? More will be revealed when the show begins production. Illuminerdi was the originator of this story.
Topics: Interview with a Vampire, The Vampire Chronicles