Star Trek co-write producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are working on bringing the vampire Lestat back to the big screen. A new report says the pair are working with some other big Hollywood names and Anne Rice on a deal for her fourth vampire book "The Tale of the Body Thief," In other Orci news, he has tweeted some more of his photos from the last Star Trek movie.
Orci & Kurtzman developing Rice’s ‘Body Thief’ movie
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has optioned the rights to “The Tale of the Body Thief,” the fourth book in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.
A script for the adaptation is being written by Lee Patterson (Snatched). Orci and Kurtzman are attached as producers, along with Ron Howard and Brian Glazer. The four also worked together on last summers Cowboys and Aliens. The film is still considered in "development" and doesn’t yet have a studio deal.
There have already been two films from Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series: Interview with a Vampire starring Tom Cruise in 1994 and Queen of the Damned in 2002 (based on the third book, but also took elements from the 2nd book “The Vampire Lestat”). While Interview was a big hit, Queen of the Damned as considered a disappointment. The story for Body Thief involves Lestat the vampire transferring his soul into a human’s body and then trying to get his old vampire body back.
Two films have been adapted from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series – Orci & Kurtzman working to produce the third
More Orci Star Trek 2009 photos
Last week we posted some behind the scenes shots from the 2009 Star Trek movie that Bob Orci has been tweeting. This week he has posted some more.
Photos and captions from BobOrci via Twitter, click to see larger
Orci also tells TrekMovie that he is doing what he can to get more from the current production, but those need to be approved by the powers that be (Abrams, Paramount, etc).