Fans of the vampire genre have had a lot of spotlight on their favorite type of film recently thanks to the wildly popular Twilight film series breaking nearly every box office record in the history of movies, but now there is a new film headed their way. The upcoming Vamps will focus on female vampires and is being written and directed by Amy Heckerling, the director of Look Who’s Talking, Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. While the director is not necessarily known for extremely dark or gritty movies, the horror angle will be present in Vamps with the movie showing the lives of female vampires living in New York City in the modern era. The characters are living it up in the NYC night club circuit until love enters the picture and changes everything for them, even causing them to question the value of their own immortality. While big screen star Sigourney Weaver is one of the main attractions, given her immense success in the past with films such as Aliens and Ghost Busters, other big names include Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter. Weaver will be playing the character Ciccerus, the older more established vampire (known as a stem vampire) that will be something of a mother to the other characters who she has personally turned into blood sucking minions. Out of the movie’s crew of lady vamps, Ciccerus is said to be by far the most aggressive.
The production on the movie is slated for start in May of 2010 and the film is being produced by Lucky Monkey Pictures and Red Hour Films. Critics are expecting big things thanks to Twilight proving that vampires are indeed alive as well as a highly marketable commodity in the Hollywood world, particularly when aimed at the highly lucrative young female audience.