Anne Rice

Birth Date: October 04, 1941
Education: Texas Women's University, San Francisco State College, University of California
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Spouse: Stan Rice (1942íV2002)
Children: Michele Rice (1966-1972), Christopher Rice (born 1978)
Genres: Gothic fiction, horror, erotica, Christian fiction, fantasy
Official Website: Anne
Facebook: Anne Rice


In 1994, Neil Jordan directed a motion picture adaptation of Interview with the Vampire, based on Rice's own screenplay. The movie starred Tom Cruise as Lestat, Brad Pitt as the guilt-ridden Louis, and a young Kirsten Dunst in her breakout role as the deceitful child vampire Claudia. The film recouped $105 million at U.S box office.
The 1994 film Exit to Eden, based loosely on the book Rice published as Anne Rampling, starred Rosie O'Donnell and Dan Aykroyd. The work was transformed from a BDSM-themed love story into a police comedy, and was widely considered a box-office failure, receiving near-universal negative reviews. The film recouped $6 million at U.S. box office.
Another film adaptation, Queen of the Damned, was released in February 2002, starring Stuart Townsend as the vampire Lestat and singer Aaliyah as Akasha. The movie combined plot points from both the novel The Queen of the Damned, as well as from The Vampire Lestat. Produced on a budget of $35 million, the film recouped only $30 million at the U.S. box office. On her Facebook page, Rice has distanced herself from the film, and has stated that she feels the filmmakers "mutilated" her work in adapting the novel.
A film adaptation of Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt was reported to be in the early stages of development in February 2012 and planned for release in 2013. It was reported that Chris Columbus had signed on to produce, and that Cyrus Nowrasteh had already completed the script.


In 1997, Rice wrote the story for a television pilot entitled Rag and Bone, featuring elements of both horror and crime fiction. Screenwriter James D. Parriott penned the screenplay, and the pilot ultimately aired on CBS, starring Dean Cain and Robert Patrick.
The Feast of All Saints was made into a Showtime original miniseries in 2001, directed by Peter Medak and starring James Earl Jones and Gloria Reuben. As of 2002, NBC had plans to adapt Rice's Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy into a miniseries, but the project never entered production.


On April 25, 2006, the musical Lestat, based on Rice's Vampire Chronicles books, opened at the Palace Theatre on Broadway after having its world premiere in San Francisco, California in December 2005. With music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin, it was the inaugural production of the newly established Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures. Despite Rice's own overwhelming approval and praise, the show received disappointing attendance and largely negative reviews from critics. Lestat closed a month later on May 28, 2006, after just 33 previews and 39 regular performances. The release of the cast recording of the show is reportedly on hold indefinitely.


Comics / Graphic Novel
Several of Anne Rice's novels have been adapted into comic books. Below is a list of adaptations to date, along with their publishers and years of publication.
Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat #1íV12 by Innovation Comics (1990)

Anne Rice's The Mummy or Ramses the Damned #1íV12 by Millennium Publications (1990)

Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic Novel by Faye Perozich (1991)

Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic Novel by Innovation Comics - Collection of Mini Series (1991)

Anne Rice's The Queen of the Damned #1íV11 (#12 was never published) by Innovation Comics (1991)

Anne Rice's The Master of Rampling Gate (one-shot) by Innovation Comics (1991)

Anne Rice's The Vampire Companion #1íV3 by Innovation Comics (1991)

Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire #1íV12 by Innovation Comics (1992)

Anne Rice's The Witching Hour #1íV5 by Millennium Publications (1992)

Anne Rice's The Witching Hour: The Beginning by Millennium Publications (1994)

Anne Rice's The Tale of the Body Thief #1íV4 (numbers 5íV12 were never published) by Sicilian Dragon (1999)

Anne Rice's Servant of the Bones #1íV6 by IDW Publishing (2011)

Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story by Yen Press (2012)