How Do You Feel About Tom Cruise's 1994 Film With Louis And Lestat

How Do You Feel About Tom Cruise's 1994 Film With Louis And Lestat ...

The adaptation of a long-running written biography for television is unlikely to be an easy task for writers and producers, and one can imagine the difficulties only become more acute when such small screen stories have been preceded by well-received feature films. Such is the case with AMC's episodic spin on Anne Rices seminal bloodsucking tale Interview with the Vampire, which was famously brought to the big screen in 1994, with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the roles of Lestat and Louis.

Interview with the Vampire is set to launch on October 2nd for streaming (AMC+) and linear television (AMC) as a result of many years of experience. While younger co-star Bailey Bass reflected on his own fandom (and age) when describing the major difference between the two films:

I was alive when the film came out, and I love it. I loved that film. And I've always loved Anne Rice's writing. So what we do in this adaptation, and this version of Interview with the Vampire, is look at an entire series of books. Because when she was still writing them, they didn't have that perspective, so when we're looking at character arcs, we're looking at a muchbroader scale.

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The 1994 film, which might not be something that potential viewers immediately consider without it being pointed out, was released after only four books in the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles series had been published, including another nine novels following the 1992 film The Tale of the Body Thief. (As well as the two New Tales of the Vampires books). As such, star Sam Reid, showrunner Rolin Jones, and the rest of the creative team had a far greater amount of material to dig into as a way to instill

Reid thinks that his opinion on Lestat will completely dwarf one of Tom Cruises most unusual roles.

I love what Tom Cruise did as Lestat, and I believe he should be celebrated and honored for that role. So I'm never playing to change that. But we're doing a different program. We're actually looking at all of our books. so it's a different experience than what that 1994 film had.

Tom Cruise would not be able to replicate what Tom Cruise did with that role at the time, so send your thanks to Sam Reid for his well-rounded approach to the somewhat eternal vampire. The cast also revealed that viewers may expect a more direct portrayal of those feelings with the TV show.

I mean, it's a great film. Brad Pitt's Brad Pitt. Who would want to try and do that? This is a third thing, and there are things about Louis in this interpretation that are like contextual, and they're reflective of the time and of many things that kind of bring something else to Louis. Not as well as, but you know, why compete? It's amazing that all of these Anne Rice stories can exist at the same time.

With the first trailer for Interview with the Vampire, encourage people to choose between different versions rather than arguing about which one is better.

On Sunday, October 2, the Interview with the Vampire will be delivered to viewers' homes (only after being invited) one hour after The Walking Dead's final eight-episode run. While waiting for vampires and zombies (and even Rices Mayfair Witches) to go amok, check out our 2022 TV premiere schedule to see what other new and returning shows are on the way.