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Random House nabs ‘Frozen’ deal

The adventures of sisters Anna and Elsa of “Frozen” fame will continue, at least on paper.

Random House Children’s Books announced Friday that they will launch a new series next year tied to the blockbuster Disney movie. The first two books, “Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen” and “Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic,” are scheduled for January.

The planned first printing for each book is 150,000 copies.

The author will be Erica David, who has written over 40 children’s stories. Random House has already sold more 8 million books related to “Frozen.”

Rice books coming to the big screen

Universal Pictures is sinking its teeth into “The Vampire Chronicles,” Anne Rice’s popular book series chronicling the exploits of an 18th century French-aristocrat-turned-bloodsucker.

The studio has acquired movie rights to the existing and future novels in the series along with Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment; the deal also includes the adapted screenplay for “The Tale of the Body Thief,” which was written by Rice’s son, Christopher Rice.

Other books in Rice’s series, which follows the immortal antihero Lestat de Lioncourt, include “Interview With the Vampire,” “The Vampire Lestat,” “The Queen of the Damned,” “Blood Canticle” and the upcoming “Prince Lestat,” to be published in October.

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