They want to do a remake of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles:
Fact 1: Anne Rice ADORES Benedict. She constantly swoons over him on her Facebook page.
Fact 2: Roberto Orci and Robert Kurtzman will produce. Orci and Kurtzman also adore Benedict. Here are some quotes by them about Benedict:
"We didn’t have Benedict in mind when we first wrote it, but the minute we saw Benedict there was nobody else to do it. It’s impossible not to be (wowed by him). He’s one of the greatest actors of his generation."
"He’s a genius. There are certain actors who have the ability to take a line of dialogue and add a ring to it that you didn’t even know you put into the dialogue, into the line. And he’s one of those really brilliant actors. Just listening to him talk…you could enjoy him reading the phone book.(…) And he’s an incredibly formidable presence. He’s amazing. Are you going to be scared of him? Shit yeah!"
"He can play a beautiful Hamlet scene and when cut, he says in a rough way: “Where’s my hamburger with cheese?” When he leaves the set he is himself again ¡Daniel Day Lewis has to be in character for 6 months! I don’t want to say that Cumberbatch is better than Day-Lewis, but…he really is…”
THIS IS NOT A DRILL! BENEDICT COULD BE LESTAT… He would make a perfectly sensual, cutting edge, evil, beautiful, elegant Lestat…
You lost me at Orci. But I might be able to forgive his involvement if the film also features Hiddleston