Third Time Lucky For Lestat Movie?

We should've known; plans are afoot to reboot Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series as a movie franchise after two failed attempts, and this time Universal Pictures aren't messing around - They're talking to one of our favorite stars to headline.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Robert Downey Jr. is in negotiations with the studio to play Lestat Du Lioncort in this new incarnation of the franchise, following 1994's Interview With A Vampire and 2002's Queen Of The Damned. There's no word on which of the Rice novels would be filmed this time around, nor on who would write and direct, but the presence of Downey would attract a lot of attention, even if we're worried a third franchise would stretch him too thin.

Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' Returns, Who is Lestat?! [Bloody Disgusting]