Clueless Director Amy Heckerling Now Officially Part of the Vampire Craze with Romantic Comedy Vamps
Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2009 by Devindra Hardawar
As far as filmographies go, Amy Heckerling has a weighty selection of hits among her misses. In addition to the fantastic Clueless, she also gave us Fast Times at Ridgemont High, European Vacation, and the first two Look Who’s Talking movies. While the quality of the latter two films is debatable, at least they made money, which is more than you can see for her recent string of films which include The Loser, and the direct-to-DVD I Can Never Be Your Woman (which /Filmcast guest Richard Kelly quite liked).
We’ve now caught wind of her latest project, and it’s quite honestly the last thing I want to see right now: A vampire romantic comedy, entitled Vamps. Apparently, it will “be a modern-day tale of two young female vampires living the good life in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardise their immortality.” Yup.
The only known cast member so far is Krysten Ritter (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad), as one of the female vamps. I’m somewhat hoping that the project is something Heckerling has had in mind for some time now, but most likely it’s just a last-grab attempt at making a film with bank. After all, nothing is hotter than vampires right now, and judging from the description it sounds like she’s basically written a vampire-themed version of Gossip Girls. Needless to say, there is a core demographic that already loves this film something unhealthy.
Then again, there’s also a good chance that Heckerling is working something subversive here similar to Clueless, or more recently, Mean Girls. For now, I’m going to hold on to that last straw of hope for all it’s worth.