Yes, he needs and deserves a vacation. No, he's probably not going to get one soon and I have another suggestion for him because I'm helpful like that. A couple of weeks ago Obscura posted about a rather loopy conversation we had where we dreamcast Anne Rice's The Mummy with Richard Armitage leading the way as Ramses the Damned (and threw in Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hiddleston for good measure because, again, we're helpful). While the conversation itself was pretty goofy the idea of Armitage in a movie based on something Rice has written isn't outside the realm of possibility if Rice herself has anything to say about it. On her Facebook page in December 2010 she announced, "RICHARD ARMITAGE IS MY LESTAT," AND YES...uh, sorry...and yes, it was an all caps moment. Very cool, right? But like most dreamcasting how close to happening was it really?
It just got a whole lot closer. According to Deadline.com, "Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Brian Grazer have acquired rights to The Vampire Chronicles..."
!!!!!!!!! And ajksf&*sdhf!!!!!!!!!eleventy!!!!!!!!
Soooooo, will Rice make good on her dreamcast (which also includes Matt Bomer and Matthew MacFadyen)? Will you go? My butt is already in the seat no matter who plays Lestat, frankly, but Armitage would definitely be gravy there.
*Sigh* A fan can dream, right? Even Anne Rice.