According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anne Rice’s Tale of the Body Thief, the fourth book in Rice’s best-selling series The Vampire Chronicles, is in development with Imagine.
Imagine used its partnership with India’s Reliance Big Entertainment to fund the acquisition of Body Thief, and it is using the Imagine Reliance Writers Lab to work on the script. Lee Patterson, who wrote a well-regarded screenplay titled Snatched, is working on Body Thief.
The Tale of the Body Thief was told with the unique – and mesmerizing – passion, power, color, and invention that distinguish the novels of Anne Rice. Lestat speaks. Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals. For centuries he has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Lestat is alone. And suddenly all his vampire rationale – everything he has come to believe and feel safe with – is called into question. In his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the danger-haunted years of his long existence.