Hot off of “The Fault in Our Stars,” director Josh Boone definitely had some options for what he could do next. The guy made a super-successful movie for not much money, which is the ultimate stamp of approval in Hollywood.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the guy is potentially adding another huge project onto his to-do list, which already includes — oh, you know — an adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand,” which has already chewed up and spit out a handful of directors.
According to The Wrap, Boone is who Universal wants to reboot the Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles.” The studio recently bought the rights to the series, which includes “Interview with the Vampire” and “Queen of the Damned.”
As interesting as this news is, Boone’s involvement with “The Vampire Chronicles” isn’t official yet, and there’s still no solid word on what Universal plans to do with the rights. Rice wrote 11 books in the series, which follows Lestat, a vampire who Tom Cruise played in the 1994 “Interview with the Vampire” film. There’s also a new novel — the first in 11 years — hitting shelves in the Fall.
So whether this is a remake of “Interview with the Vampire,” Rice’s first book in the series, or an adaptation of another one of the Lestat books, it looks like Boone may be the man with the gig… For now at least.