Every vampire fan knows of Anne Rice’s influential Vampire Chronicles, and we all know about the two film adaptions based on her novels – the flawless "Interview with the Vampire" and the terrible "Queen of the Damned" – but in spite of the disappointment of the last film, Anne is giving it another shot and is in talks to create yet another film based on the Vampire Chronicles! Yay! On top of that, she’s taking a break from her "Songs of the Seraphim" saga and writing another book about immortals! Excuse me while I explode from joy…
Ahem, ok. Anne held a book signing in Palm Springs this past weekend where she discussed her upcoming plans. Prior to the signing, she told fans that she plans on writing the third part of the "Songs of the Seraphim" series, but first she’s working on her next novel, to be released in 2012, which will be a separate work called "Born For Atlantis."
Taking elements from her Vampire Chronicles, the new novel is about "immortals who came to the planet thousands of years ago, and they become involved with Atlantis and the fall of Atlantis, and they're still alive now," said Rice. They're "immortals who don't have to drink blood." Yes, it’s not a vampire book, which is a little disappointing, but is about immortals and Atlantis, which makes this Anne Rice fan very very happy!
But books aren’t the only thing on Rice’s mind, she is also involved in discussions with Hollywood to make another Vampire Chronicles movie as a follow-up to "Interview With The Vampire."
"We're still in talks, and I hope we'll have an announcement in a few weeks," she said.
I can’t wait for the announcement! While I enjoyed "Queen of the Damned" as its own separate entity, I hated it as an adaption (as did every Vampire Chronicles fan and even Anne herself). So I am pretty geeked that there’s to be another film to follow "Interview With The Vampire."
What do you think? Are you excited about the movie plans? Will you read "Born For Atlantis" even though it’s not about vampires?