Wizards, vampires and Jesus? Anne Rice is known for books like Interview With the Vampire and Queen of the Damned, but it is her book about the young Jesus Christ that has “Harry Potter” director Chris Columbus ready to make a new film.
“I’m overjoyed to be able to share this news with you, that my novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt is truly headed for the big screen,” Rice wrote on her Facebook page on Monday. “I’ve read the screenplay by Cyrus and Betsy Nowrastah and it is very simply beautiful. My heart and soul is in this novel, as it is in all of them and this is a key step in the fulfillment of a dream. “