When I think of teen films, a couple of directors come to mind almost immediately but the two that float to the surface are Catherine Hardwicke and Amy Heckerling.
The recent vampire craze has already consumed Hardwicke who stepped onto the boat to really kick things off with Twilight (our review) but Herckerling isn’t waiting for someone to come to her with an offer to direct her own vampire film instead, she’s biting into the action by writing and directing her own story.
Screen Daily is reporting that Parlay Films has acquired all international rights for Vamps, a project which centers around two young-looking female vampires living the high life in New York until “love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardise their immortality.” UGH. I’m not sure what’s worse, the fact that this seems played out or the fact that a little part of me is still interested.
Krysten Ritter is signed on for one of the lead roles while casting is still going on for the second.
I can see it now: fabulous clothes, accessories to die for (ah!), cool night spots and blood, lots of blood! It’ll be like Sex and the City but with vampires! Or not…I have a feeling this is going to have as much blood and gore as a PG-13 movie with sparkly vampires (read: zero).