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My Ideal Vampire Chronicles Cast

Because of my Robert Downing Jr. post, that made me think about who would I want for my ideal Vampire Chronicles cast. My ideal person for Lestat, aka the Brat Prince, would have to be Cam Gigandet. I think he would be perfect because he can pull off being blond and being a badass. Keep in mind that I’m basing my opinions on his performance in Twilight. For Louis, I would choose Jonathan Rhys Meyers. For him, it’s just based on looks. Well, actually, most of the people that I chose, if not all, I chose them because of their looks. And for some of them, I also chose them because I think they could that character well. Although with Angelina Jolie as Merrick, I was just thinking of someone who was beautiful and that can play a sex kitten. Anyway, I’m going to put a list of the characters and who I think should play them. I will also put a link to my photo album of the respective people. And a little side note: the characters where I have two people as that character, I could see either one play that character. The only exception would be David. And if you’re a Vampire Chronicles fan, you’ll know why. Oh, and the music for the video was supposed to Maharet from Queen Of The Damned – The Score Album.

Lestat = Cam Gigandet
Louis = Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Claudia = Rachel Covey
Armand = Jaime Campbell Bower
Marius = Daniel Craig
Maharet/Mekare = Nicole Kidman/Julianne Moore
Pandora = Monica Belluci
David = Christopher Lee (old), Sendhil Ramamurthy (young)
Daniel = Jude Law
Gabrielle = Michelle Pfeiffer/Nicole Kidman
Magnus = Peter Facinelli
Nicolas = Emile Hirsch
Jesse = Amy Adams
Mael = Alexander Skarsgård
Khayman = Khalid Abdalla
Akasha = Amy Lee/May Hariri
Enkil = Oded Fehr
Eric = Ian Somerhalder
Santino = Aidan Turner
Bianca = Ivanka Trump
Thorne = Henrik Norlén
Aaron Lightner = Joss Ackland
Merrick = Angelina Jolie
Tarquin = Jared Padalecki

Robert Downing Jr. as Lestat

As I said in my previous post, I heard about the rumors surrounding Universal making a Vampire Chronicles movie and the possibility of Robert Downing Jr. being Lestat. My feelings on the Robert Downing Jr. rumors are pretty much neutral. On one hand, he doesn’t really match Lestat’s physical description. For one thing, he’s too old and I don’t know if he can pull off being blond. Anyway, on the other hand, I have never seem any of his movies. So, I can’t really judge him on whether or not he can pull off Lestat’s personality. Anyway, all I can say is that if the Vampire Chronicles and Robert Downing Jr. rumors are true, Robert Downing Jr. had better realize that he better live up to the role that is Lestat.

Robert Downing Jr.

Rumors of a Vampire Chronicles Movie

A few days after my 21st birthday, I read a myspace blog saying that Universal Pictures might be producing a Vampire Chronicles movie. In regards to this news, there are several things that I want to to talk about. Number one: the rumors. I hope the rumors are true about a Vampire Chronicles movie being made. It’s about time. It’s been about seven years since Queen of the Damned and 15 years since Interview with the Vampire. The second thing: if the rumors are true, which book would be made into a movie? It had better not be Interview with the Vampire because I don’t think that it needs to be remade. Queen of the Damned, on the other hand, should be remade. Like I said in my previous post, Queen of the Damned was crap. Anyway, the third thing would be who would play the characters like Lestat, Louis, Gabrielle, etc. I’ll get to the rumors of Robert Downing Jr. possibly as Lestat in my next post. Anyway, I hope that the rumors are true and that a new Vampire Chronicles movie will come out.

Renesmee and Claudia

Like I said in my previous post, I only read Twilight, New Moon, and a little bit of Eclipse. Anyway, I read the plot summary of Breaking Dawn and I find it interesting that the two vampire series that I read raises the issue of an immortal child being made. In Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, there’s the character of Claudia, a vampire that had the body of a five or six year old girl. And in Breaking Dawn, there’s Renesmee. I find it interesting because in both series, immortal children aren’t allowed, even though Renesmee isn’t a true immortal child. She’s actually a dhampir. Anyway, I digress. I think the reasoning behind the whole not allowing immortal children is that, even if they were under control as per the Twilight series, they (the immortal children) can’t really blend into society with no “adult” and without raising eyebrows. It’s basically the same thing that I wrote about in my Claudia post. Anyway, I just find it interesting.

Claudia

The Variations Between Vampires

Like I said in my previous post, with New Moon coming out in November, it made me think about the variations between the vampires that I’ve read about and have seen in movies or on TV. With Bram Stoker’s Dracula, vampires are described as being afraid of the sun, the cross, garlic, etc., not being able to cross running water. They also have to sleep within the dirt of the homeland. Now, with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, the only thing that the vampires have in common with Bram Stoker’s vampires is that they drink blood, can’t go into the sun without some damage, and having fangs. With Anne Rice’s vampires, they become more statue like, stronger, less hungry, etc., as they grow older. However, that also depends on how old/strong his or her maker is or was. They also have other abilities such as being able to read each others’ mind, with the exception of his or her maker, or if they were made soon after Akasha became a vampire. Anyway, with Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, I noticed that the vampires are more similar to Anne Rice’s vampires than to Bram Stoker’s vampires. I noticed that besides the superhuman speed, strength, agility, etc., their physical body becomes hard like stone, the skin is pale, cold. They also become more beautiful, especially compared to other humans and when they were humans. The only differences that I noticed was the fact that Stephanie Meyer’s vampires just sparkle in the sunlight while Anne Rice’s vampires can easily die from exposure to the sun, depending on how old (s)he is and who his/her maker was. The only other differences that I noticed was the different types of powers that the vampires had and whether or not they sleep.

Akashathe Cullens

Vampire Novels

With the whole talk about the Twilight series because of New Moon coming out in November, that made me think of the series of the books. Then I realized that a lot of the popular vampire book series were written by women. Take the Twilight series, it was written by Stephanie Meyer. Then there’s the novels written by Laurell K. Hamilton. And last but not least, you have The Vampire Chronicles, written by Anne Rice. Why is it that the popular vampire series were written by women? I mean, it is because the fan base is predominantly female and the female writers know what their readers want to read? Anyway, I find it to be interesting.

Stephanie MeyerLaurel K. HamiltonAnne Rice

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