The rights to “Sleeping Beauty,” the erotica series penned by best-selling author Anne Rice, has been bought. Production company Televisa USA is planning on turning the books into a television drama. Read more to learn about the details.
According to Variety, Televisa USA will be bringing Anne Rice’s “Sleeping Beauty” book series to the small screen, with Rice also serving as executive producer to the show. The writer, who became famous for her book “Interview with the Vampire,” first published the “Sleeping Beauty” novels back in the early 1980s under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure. The book had three installments, namely, “The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty,” “Beauty’s Release,” and “Beauty’s Punishment,” which were also republished recently, following the success of E. L. James “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
“Sleeping Beauty” centers on a young and lovely princess who awakens from her long slumber in a very provocative way. The story isn’t your typical and traditional fairytale, and Rice said that when she wrote the books, she believed that dominance and submission, which is the main theme to the stories, can also be told romantically and erotically.
The report also said that Rachel Winter (“Dallas Buyer Club”) was in talks with Rice about developing her books into a TV show as early as 2012. Winter will also executive produce the show along with Rice.
“On the heels of such boundary-pushing adaptations as ‘Fifty Shades’ and HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ the topics explored in this series are in the zeitgeist and we feel television is finally ready for them. We are now going out to writers and talent, and will put all the creative, production and distribution elements in place quickly,” said Michael Garcia, the CCO of Televisa, in the press release published on The Hollywood Reporter.
Televisa USA is part of Mexican Media Company Televisa, which has produced both comedy and drama series like “Devious Maids” for Lifetime and “Chasing Life” for ABC Family.
It is still not known which network will run the adaptation to “Sleeping Beauty” and who would star in it, but do follow Movie News Guide (MNG) as we will provide you with other updates about this show.
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Anne Rice