Interview with the Vampire premiere
He was totally down for it at one point! I don’t have the evidence readily available, but I remember reading articles in which he said he’d read several of the books to prepare for the role, and was very interested in doing a sequel (something he has only done for Mission Impossible, and now, Jack Reacher).
I think at one point he owned the rights to TOBT and that would have incorporated some of TVL.
I don’t think what ruined it was contractual obligations, it was more about the homophobic backlash, despite how successful IWTV was. Plus, making a movie takes a whole team. It probably got mired in development hell, which is what held up the IWTV movie for some 20 years.
Whatever the case, I think Tom should be involved w/ casting Lestat, and then Tom should train them, or at least write out a Lestatiquette manual bc he nailed it.
Claudia: “Yeah I gave him a makeover for fun do u guys like it? I do! He’ll get used to it.”