The rights to Rice's novel were initially purchased by Paramount Pictures in Aprilshortly before the book was published. A plague victim is shown with sores on the face and hands. It was awful what happened to Aaliyah, and I enjoyed the movie for what it was and the soundtrack at the time, but I just feel it fails at the most important element of the story: Almost a decade after this film, an adaptation for the third book in the series, The Queen of the Damnedwas produced and distributed once again by Warner Bros. However, the script lingered in development hell for years, with the rights being sold to Lorimar before finally ending up with Warner Bros.
Lestat asks Louis to rejoin him, but Louis rejects him and leaves.
Louis encounters vampires Santiago and Armand by chance. Louis, however, refuses Armand and leaves for good, knowing Armand could've saved Claudia. I love this movie so much and the whole entire cast; these 3, Slater, Banderas, Rea Retrieved August 5, He's good at his job. The narrative is framed by a present-day interview, in which Louis tells his story to a San Francisco reporter. Lestat attacks them, but Louis sets him on fire and, in the ensuing blaze, they are able to escape to their ship and depart.