Downey Jr. Is The New Lestat?

Universal Pictures is allegedly looking at potentially rebooting Anne Rice’s popular novel series “The Vampire Chronicles” reports Bloody Disgusting.

The site also says they confirmed this afternoon that Robert Downey Jr. is in close talks to play the vampire Lestat, a role made famous by Tom Cruise in Neil Jordan’s 1994 effort “Interview with the Vampire” and Stuart Townsend in Michael Rymer’s 2002 film “Queen of the Damned”.

Warner Brothers Pictures previously held the rights to the series and owns the two previous films. No word on what this reboot would entail – restarting from the beginning or jumping right the next novel “The Tale of the Body Thief”.