Interview with Vampire EP Says AMC Series Is “More Honest” in Book

AMC’s adaptation of Anne Rice Interview with a vampire She unveiled her first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, giving fans their best look yet in the upcoming series. The trailer introduced new looks for Lestat and Louis as well as child vampire Claudia as it narrates a story of love, loyalty, and the risks of immortality, but it also revealed some major departures from Rice’s famous 1976 novel, and by extension, the 1994 movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad. a house. However, the series’ executive producer Mark Johnson said EW that the upcoming TV series “Healer Than the Book” than the movie – although Rice wrote the play for the movie.

“We tried to be as true to the spirit of the book as possible, but it’s a very recent interpretation,” Johnson said. “In many ways, our show is more honest about the book than the movie was, which is ironic because it was Anne Rice herself who wrote the screenplay.”

Johnson also said that the series, which follows vampire Louis de Points du Lac (Jacob Anderson) as he shares his life story with journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian), is a character-driven series that will center around the love story between Louis and Lestat. .

Interview with a vampire Johnson said above all a really beautiful love story. “As a result, unlike the movie, the series has less plot and more emotional, more character driven.”

In addition to focusing on the series as a love story, the trailer revealed a major story shift as well. In the novel, Louis’ life as a vampire begins in 1791 while the trailer reveals the beginning of the 20th century. Johnson previously spoke of the responsibility of adapting the beloved novel.

“Developing this series carries great pressure and responsibility,” the series’ executive producer Mark Johnson previously said of the adaptation. “What Anne Rice has created and what amazes her fans with compels us to take this transformation from book to television with a great deal of responsibility. It is imperative that we do not disappoint her fans however we need to make sure that this story sings these characters out for a modern audience.”

He added, “We hope that this series will force fans of Anne Rice to rediscover her work. We also hope that those viewers who have never read Anne Rice’s novel will go to the library, eager to understand what all the fuss is about.”

Interview with a vampire It premieres on October 2nd on AMC and AMC+.

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