It looks as if another Anne Rice creation is going to be filmed, but this one won’t have any vampires involved. The author’s ‘The Songs of the Seraphim’ novels will be going in development under the title ‘Angel Time’.
Anne Rice’s novels have had an interesting history on the big screen. With the huge success of ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ the stakes were high and none of her other works were able to match up. The largely panned ‘Queen of the Damned’ was probably her second best known work turned to film and it lost $5 million at the box office. The rest of her translations have also fallen short. Even with that being the case, last year the rights to ‘The Tale of the Body Thief‘ picked up so we may not be done with Lestat quite yet.
‘Angel Time’ will be directed by Joe Carnahan (‘The Grey’) with Anne Rice on board as executive producer. It will be written for the small screen by Josh Harto (‘Memphis Beat’) and Liz Garcia (‘The Lifeguard’). It should be interesting to see what happens with this project with Joe Carnahan at the helm since his last pilot, ‘The Blacklist,’ is a smash hit right now.
The series itself will start off in present day, though if it follows the novels even remotely, it will quickly send our lead character back in time. We’ll follow him through being a cold hearted killer to having a shot at finding redemption for his soul. Here’s a synopsis of the book:
It’s the present day. Toby O’Dare—aka Lucky the Fox—is a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. He’s a soulless soul, a dead man walking. His nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions is disrupted when a mysterious stranger, a seraph, offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear. In this primitive setting, O’Dare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.
Sounds like it could be interesting.
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