Iron Man to Vamp it Up?

Robert Downey Jr. in Lestat talks.

If the rumours at are to be believed, Universal Pictures is planning a reboot of Anne Rice's vampire chronicles, with a Hollywood heavyweight apparently in talks to play bloodsucker Lestat.

According to the horror site, none-other-than Robert Downey Jr. is contemplating playing the French nobleman-turned-vampire, who appeared in several of Rice's books.

If he does take the role, Downey Jr. would follow in the footsteps of Tom Cruise, who played Lestat in Interview with the Vampire, and Stuart Townsend, who played him in Queen of the Damned.

Universal is apparently hoping to reboot the series, which would make it the third potential franchise on Downey Jr's busy schedule alongside Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.

So come on fang fans - do you think Downey Jr is a good fit for the part, or will Lestat-lovers be as angry about this choice as they were when Cruise first landed the role?


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Sep 23, 2009 7:26AM EDT

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