Stuart: Yeah. I met Anne Rice...We chatted for about six hours. She was just amazing.
Anne: (Hands Stuart a copy of her book "The Witching Hour")
Anne: "You're on page 46."
Stuart: (turns to page 46 and sees "the life of Stuart Townsend")
Stuart: "Aw, ... You've [written] me as a character in your new book."
Anne: "No, I wrote this 11 years ago..."
Cast Information, plot summary, and an interview with director Micheal Ryhmer is on The QOTD Cast and Plot Information section, also contains the link to our 'full' queen of the damned cast credits and real 'set locations' page.
Opening in 2511 cinemas on Feb 22, 2002 and grossing more than $15.2 million dollars during its opening weekend in the US, QotD achieved a #1 worldwide rank.
Queen of the Damned Screen Saver Queen of the Damned fans be warned... if you like official products and the thought of having Lestat de Lioncourt and the Queen Akasha blast across your screen in high quality Warner Bros. images, then this is for you. (Works great with XP!)
Pictures from Satan's Night Out's Death Valley Concert, filmed in Melbourne, Australia last December.
Pictures from the climax of the film
QOTD Record at the Rainbow on Sunset Blv, and the first thing you see as you walk in!
The official movie poster (use the amazon box at the bottom of the page to get your movie poster now)
Lestat de Lioncourt preparing to feed Jesse and make her into a vampire, Jesse's character will have a much bigger part in the movie than she did in the book
Lestat de Lioncourt and his violin, Stuart took lessons for the movie! :)
Stuart in front of a greenscreen, special fx to be added later
Publicity photos and hamming it up in between takes
Richard Gibbs and Johnathan Davis from KoRN composed the songs used in QOTD. Stuart mimed while Davis supplied the vocals as Lestat de Lioncourt for the film and these videos. Here is the track listing for the movie soundtrack, we don't know what happened to the 3 tracks Stuart laid down:
1. Not meant for me- Wayne of Static
2. Forsaken- David of Disturbed
3. System- Chester of Linkin Park
4. Change- Deftones
5. Redeemer- Marilyn Manson
6. Deadcell- Papa Roach
7. Penetrate- Godhead
8. Slept so long- Jay of 0rgy
9. Down with the sickness- Disturbed
10. Cold-Static X
11. Headstrong- Earshot
12. Bodycrumbls- Drycell
13. Excess- Tricky
14. Before I'm dead- Kidney thieves
(tracks:1,2,3,5,8 written by Johnathan Davis and Richard Gibbs)
Aaliyah and Johnatahn Davis will not be featured on the album due to contract conflicts.
Queen of the Damned: The Score Album
The QOTD Official Score will be out in stores in June and will feature Ravi Shankar, the world's most famous sitar player! (The score is not to be confused with the movie soundtrack; the score is the original music that plays in the background during the film and was composed by Richard Gibbs and Jonathan Davis).
Here is Richard in his own words:
"Okay - the official word came to me today. Warner Bros. Records will be releasing the score in June. It will be a pure score cd - no songs - and it will contain approx. 30 minutes of our score (yes, including the Shankar performances) Yes!"... "On some of the pieces Shankar's work is part of a larger cue and on others he is alone."
Here is the track listing for the album:
1. Queen of the Damned
2. Jesse's Dream
3. On the Beach
4. Secret Passage
5. Air Lestat
6. A Walk in the Park
8. Prodigal Sun
9. The Queen is Dead
10. Long Live Jesse
Hollywood.com had a nice rave about the film "...The film truly belongs to Townsend and fans of the Anne Rice's novels will be happy to know he completely embodies the charismatic vampire Lestat...[Aaliyah] possesses a certain charm as the ancient and evil Queen Akasha...including the charismatic Vincent Perez as the vampire Marius..."
Queen of the Damned (QOTD) with Aaliyah as the cover of Fangoria's March 2002 Issue #210
Here is a quote from an interview Ms. Rice gave late last year: "I also have good news about THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED. I hope to be seeing a rough cut of it soon. Warner Bros. is tremendously enthusiastic about it. It is scheduled for release in Spring of 2002. Not very long ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Stuart Townsend, who will be playing Lestat in the movie. He was absolutely charming. I can't wait to see his version of my favorite vampire and alter ego."
Debs from the QOTD Cast Site called the Anne Rice message service and posted this transcript on her page.
"For the first time in my life ever, I phoned Anne Rice's message service on (001) 504 522 8634 (works from the UK), and right enough, she was talking about Queen of the Damned.
"She does sound as though she enjoyed the film!
"Anne complimented Michael Rymer, saying she met him 3 years before, when they were about to make the movie. He came over to her house to watch the WB DVD with her and it was a very pleasant visit.
"She more or less said what Jorge wrote here, but added that her "younger" fans will flock to see with this interpretation of QOTD, and Aaliyah fans will be delighted with the late singer/actress's performance. She was intrigued by Stu's performance as Lestat (I couldn't really make out what else she said about him). She also said she may well attend the Premiere (if invited) which will be in the West Coast, but if she couldn't make it she'll definitely be sneaking into a Movie Theatre in New Orleans because she wants to see it again on the big screen with full sound!
"She encourages fans to leave a message as she wants to know what they think of Stuart Townsend's new incarnation of Lestat de Lioncourt.