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The Vampire Tony Stark

By TK Burton | Industry | August 17, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | August 17, 2009 |

Oh, Hollywood, you little scamp. Just when we thought you were done with the re-bootin’, you go and surprise us once again. Apparently, the next franchise to catch reboot-itis is Anne Rice’s overwrought, angst-ridden (but relatively well-written) vampire saga, focusing on her most well-known character, the vampire Lestat.

And who is in the running to play said vampire? One Robert Downey, Jr. It’s not enough that he makes Iron Man into one of the best comic book movies of all time, and may well blow us all away with his titular portrayal in Sherlock Holmes. No, he has to take on vampires as well. Then again, after the hair-tastic portrayal by Tom Cruise in Neil Jordan’s Interview With The Vampire and Stuart Townsend’s turn in the horrendous Queen Of The Damned (a recurring mention in the comments in last week’s Most Heinous Book-to-Screen Adaptations), it’s likely that the character has nowhere to go but up.

And if we’ve learned one thing here in Pajiba-land, it’s that The Downey makes everything better.

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