The era of Clueless may have come and gone, but the party-girls still have some unfinished business to attend to. Alicia Silverstone – branded forever as Cher “As If!” Horowitz – reunites this fall with the director who made her a household name back in 1995: Amy Heckerling.
The writer/director of the classic high school comedy is back this November with her first feature film since 2007’s I Could Never Be Your Woman (an underrated film with Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd). Vamps stars Silverstone and Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23) as Goody and Stacy, two nightlife loving chicks who’ve been living it up in the big city for ages (and that’s actual ages – they’re vampires). But despite generations of living the single life, they still can’t seem to get the whole “love” thing down pat. Cue an old flame from a few decades past, the alluring son of a vampire hunter, and the two vamps are in for a hell of a ride.
Although Heckerling might not be writing about high school anymore, Vamps promises the same interesting (and hysterical) take on the lives of single women (some might even say post-feminist… dare I speak the words) she’s offered up before. The film also stars Heckerling veteran Wallace Shawn (Clueless, Toy Story 3), Richard Lewis (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Sigourney Weaver (Avatar).
Early gossip suggested that Vamps was to have the same straight to DVD fate as I Could Never Be Your Woman, but Heckerling fans can rejoice: the film is officially slated for limited theatrical release on November 2, 2012.
It will then follow up with a quick release to DVD and Blu-ray on November 13th, with pre-orders accepted as early as October 17th. But for those dying to see the veteran director’s work back up on the big screen, mark 11/2/12 on your calendars as a good day to hit the theaters.