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Hey, have you heard that women love vampires? Maybe somebody should make some movies about vampires so that women can go see them!
Okay, okay, we jest. We've already admitted that we're psyched for next year's vampire coming-of-age story Let Me In. And even though the news of another vampire film has us rolling our eyes, this one's got a writer-director who may just pull it off.
Amy Heckerling had her first hit with Fast Times at Ridgemont High, making her one of the few bankable female directors of the '80s. She went on to direct several more films, including two major successes: Clueless and Look Who's Talking (both of which she also wrote). Heckerling has been laying low for a few years, working on TV and the occasional small-budget film. Now she's got a new project, called simply Vamps.
Set in modern-day New York, the movie will be about "two young female vampires living the good life" until they fall in love -- and then "each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality." Oh, love. Always getting in the way of a good meal.
Heckerling will write and direct the movie, which will star adorable Krysten Ritter from Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars (and, more recently, Confessions of a Shopaholic).
Maybe a vampire romantic-comedy isn't entirely necessary to the world, but if we're going to get one, Heckerling is the lady to do it. After all, she did turn a Jane Austen novel (Emma) into a hilarious contemporary teen comedy (Clueless). And she's known for writing great female roles. Take the vampire pun of your choice: we look forward to seeing Heckerling (sink her teeth into-inject new blood into-bring new life to) the modern vamp movie.
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