Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor confirms that filming on AMC’s Interview With the Vampire officially gets underway in New Orleans in December.
Director Alan Taylor says that AMC’s upcoming television series adaption of Interview With the Vampire begins filming in December this year. Based on the bestselling 1976 novel by Anne Rice, Interview With the Vampire is the first in Rice’s long-running Vampire Chronicles series. In 1994 The Crying Game director Neil Jordan helmed a film adaptation which starred Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and a young Kirsten Dunst. Eight years later, a second film based on Rice’s works, Queen of the Damned, saw Tom Cruise’s role of Lestat taken over by Stewart Townsend, while the late R&B star Aaliyah played the titular role of the vampire queen Akasha.
Earlier this year, AMC announced they had greenlit an 8 episode series adaptation of the original book, with Australian actor Sam Reid set to tackle the role of Lestat, while Pitt’s role of Louis would be played by Game of Thrones’ Jacob Anderson. More recently, the GoT and The Many Saints of Newark director Taylor, who is slated to direct Interview With the Vampire’s pilot episode, confirmed to Collider that filming was scheduled to officially get underway in New Orleans in December. He also expressed his excitement for the project due to his “personal relationship with the book.”