Apparently, Universal has acquired the rights to the Vampire Chronicles books, and possible plans include remaking IWTV and QOTD

I think I need a drink…

This is your chance to cast! I don’t know how to feel about this news.

Oh gosh, if only! I’d kill for the chance to do that…

And same here – I have a feeling that this is either going to be really good or absolutely horrible :/

Just have to cross my fingers and hope that they don’t make another Antonio-Banderas-as-Armand kind of mistake again. We deserve so much more.


I still watch IWTV and sit there like O.o every time he appears – I just want to know what possessed them to cast him?? I picture them reading his description in TVL and just going “lololol no fuck that”

But on the other hand, will the new Claudia be as good as Kirsten Dunst’s Claudia, because she was pretty much perfect. That’s going to be a tough act to follow…

I just want an actually slavic redheaded teenager looking boy for Armand for once.
Also for them to not whitewash David pls

Let’s talk about the horrendous casting in QotD before we rip on Banderas!Armand omfg… this fanart by permanentglitter is amusing tho. [higher res]

Ok… I used to be completely on board with the Banderas!Armand haters but I’ve grown pretty nostalgic about that casting, and actually figured out why they did that.

If they had cast a cherubic teenage redhead it might have been confusing to people who hadn’t read the books, and might have taken the sympathy away from Louis (who was supposed to remain the focus, it’s HIS story, after all). That would have been compromised by omg cute little redhead bby we want to snuggles you!

In the interest of that story, and keeping it accessible to an audience who had not read the book(s), Armand was to be the teacher/father figure Louis didn’t get from Lestat. They had to cast someone:

  • who would appear older than Louis
  • who would appear to be a teacher/father figure to Louis
  • who was a bigger star than Brad Pitt (or at least older than BP)
  • and have some European or other ethnicity, because these Parisian vampires were supposed to be darker, scarier, more like Real Vampires of the Old Ways than the softer Americanized Vampires. Their vampire makeup (aside from their TdV costuming) shows them to almost be a different, more vicious species from Louis (who has to still maintain his “most human”-looking vampire status).

So that’s my little defense of Banderas!Antonio. I’ve left the bandwagon of hating on him, he did a magnificent job with Armand, if you think about what I wrote.

… I will admit that the wig was pretty silly, but maybe he was meant to be slightly like those Asian senpais of old, with all that long hair. Maybe it was a nod to Marius, who had long hair bc he wasn’t allowed to cut it for like 7 months before he was turned. Who knows… 

Oh goshhh, thank you..! Also now that I’m here I might as well express my admiration towards this blog of yours; Inspiring content and what a great page layout, keep on rockin’ B–)

♥u♥ ah, merci! ((hugs)) The feeling is mutual. That means so much bc u are without doubt my favorite VC fanartist. 


That is a major objective of this blog, getting lots of great stuff (screenshots, production stills, fanart, etc) out there to inspire artists/writers/RPers/etc. in VC goodness ;D