Amy Hecklering Embraces the Vampire Trend
According to Screen Daily, director Amy Hecklering (she of Fast Times At Ridgemont High, the Look Who’s Talking franchise, and Clueless fame) has signed on to write and direct a romantic comedy called Vamps, which is “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 jeopardize their immortality.”
Her last film, 2007’s I Could Never Be Your Woman, starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd, and told the story of an older woman who falls for a younger man. (Cougar town!) While we didn’t actually see this one, the trailer below makes it look like the kind of comedy you shouldn’t even watch on cable.
We’re talking worse than One Fine Day.
Before that, Heckerling wrote and directed 2000’s Loser, another romantic comedy, which starred Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari. While a critical step up from Biggs’ previous film, Boys and Girls, this was no American Pie.
Hopefully adding some vampires into the mix will help give Heckerling the jump start she needs to get back to her smart, probing roots — not that we’re dying to see something like Sex and the City with fangs. (Isn’t the part of the fun of True Blood and Twilight the fact that they take place in the sticks?) But it could be fun to watch Heckerling take an unflinching, satirical look at the dark underside of the vampire life.