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#3580

Y’see, that’s proper nepotism! Hire the writer’s kid!


#3581

Worked with Brian Herbert, right?


#3582

#3583

Oh, I don’t think anybody exactly hired him!


#3584

Looks like they’ve spent a fair bit on that. Could be quite impressive if the story matches the visuals.


#3585

The book it’s based on is great, but they’ve changed some background elements at least, so it remains to be seen how accurate this will be.


#3586

That looks like the gimmick-iest 90’s cover that never happened :smile:


#3587

Marvel was literally publishing covers like that a few months ago.


#3588

With a mini-person inside??? :open_mouth:

(yes I know which ones you mean =P)


#3589

Her son, Christopher, is a successful writer and has written about a dozen novels over the past two decades. He also recently co-authored, with his mother, a sequel to her Mummy novel.

I suspect that she is planning to turn control of her literary properties over to him at some point, either after she retires or dies.

And, I hate to say this, but after her last four or so entries in “The Vampire Chronicles,” that’s not a bad idea. From what I’ve heard, the latest entry in her vampire series, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, introduced aliens into her vampire mythos.


#3590

I believe it actually establishes the vampires as aliens. Who built Atlantis as well.


#3591

That makes it so much better :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

I quit after the Body Thief…
They really are terrible books.


#3592

At least they gave us one of Tom Cruise’s best roles


#3593

I got as far as Memnoch the Devil before admitting I was no longer interested in the characters and situations. I still believe The Vampire Lestat (and, to a lesser extent, Interview…) is a great book that held a lot of promise – but Rice took the series in increasingly ridiculous directions that eventually turned me off.


#3594

Much as I love Brian Fuller, I think the time for those Anne Rice books to be adapted is past. I mean, we’ve had True Blood at this point which took the Anne Rice stuff and injected it with a lot of drugs and then ran away with it. Going back now feels kind of stale already.


#3595

To be fair though it doesn’t seem to go for laughs all that much; a lot of that trailer was kind-of-serious-albeit-light-hearted space adventure. Could be interesting to see a Western animated series explore that kind of territory.


#3596

Did you watch the same trailer as me? It was clearly aiming for laughs in a lot of it, there were plenty of jokes included. Most of them just didn’t really land. I’ll admit to laughing at the the stairs line though.


#3597

Memnoch the Devil… that was the one that burned the image of Lestat stuffing a used Maxi Pad into his mouth as some kind of bizarre religious experience after returning from Hell.

The ironic thing is, if such a thing had appeared in a splatterpunk novel or Garth Ennis’ Preacher as a bit of shock or gross-out humor it wouldn’t have creeped me out so much, but Rice played the whole thing straight-faced.


#3598

#3599

I mean compared to other animated stuff like Family Guy or Futurama or the like - there’s a comparatively more serious approach here. There’s jokes, but there’s obviously also a more traditional adventure plot being followed, as well. More Guardians of the Galaxy than Spaceballs, if you will.