Movie News

Exclusive : Heckerling talks Vamps

Exclusive : Heckerling talks Vamps
Clint

There are probably only a handful of filmmakers out there that I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed everything they’ve done. Cameron Crowe is on the list. Michael Mann is likely one. John Hughes is another. And can’t say I’ve seen a bad Richard Donner film either. But if Wikipedia dedicated a page to folks who rarely make rotten flicks, Amy Heckerling’s name would likely be atop of the page somewhere. From “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” to “National Lampoon’s European Vacation”, the cash-cow that was the “Look Who’s Talking” franchise, brazenly ’90s tour de force “Clueless”, side-splitting Guilty Pleasure “A Night at the Roxbury” (Okay, so I’m likely alone, or in the minority, on that one), and adorable rom-com “I Could Never Be Your Woman” (Which unfortunately hasn’t been seen by many), Heckerling’s given us some mighty great films -some of my favourites, in fact. I know quite a few folks that have worked with Heckerling over the years and they talk very, very highly of Heckerling. Not surprised, films like “Clueless” and “Look Who’s Talking” could only have been made by a gracious, worldly and extremely imaginative filmmaker.

Heckerling’s next film, reuniting her with her “Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone, is the vampire flick “Vamps”.

The flick, written by Heckerling, tells of a couple of female vampires (Silverstone, Krysten Ritter) who fall in love with a couple of mortals.

Heckerling, speaking from the set of the flick, says it’s not “Twilight” – but it’s also not “Clueless”.

”Hopefully, it will be something new, but you can’t help being who you are, so things never stray that far.”

Though she won’t tell us what we can expect, Heckerling does stress how great it is to reunite with Silverstone on the project.

”I love Alicia as if she were my own daughter. Whenever I see her, I just feel happy, and the idea of seeing her every day and making a movie is about as good as it gets for me.”

As for Heckerling’s involvement in the recently-rumoured “Look Who’s Talking” remake? Well, she’s heard the same rumours we have – suggesting she isn’t returning.

“There are rumors percolating that they’re rebooting “Look Who’s Talking” due to the popularity of the E-trade baby commercials”, says Heckerling, who helmed the three films in the series.

Oh, and just for the record there’s no truth to those “Clueless 2″ rumours.

Click Here to read my full interview with Heckerling

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

forceofdestiny

National event release details on MIFF fave Force of Destiny unveiled

Editorial StaffAug 3, 2015
zoolander2

Teaser Trailer: Zoolander 2

AshAug 3, 2015
Pee-Wee-s-Big-Adventure-pee-wee-herman-745222_780_443

On This Day : Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Colin MooreAug 2, 2015
insurgent_trailer_still

VOD Views – August 2, 2015

Drew TurneyAug 2, 2015
f4interview

Exclusive : Simon Kinberg on Fantastic Four, X-Men : Apocalypse

Lisa CarrollAug 2, 2015
ianmcshane

Yes! Ian McShane heading to Game of Thrones!

ClintAug 2, 2015
NottingHill1

They’re not always awkward: celebrity interviews done right

Mandy GriffithsAug 2, 2015
"Foxcatcher" red carpet. 67th Cannes Film Festival.  Pictured: Channing Tatum Ref: SPL762624  190514   Picture by: KCS Presse / Splash News  Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

Channing Tatum signs Gambit deal

AshAug 2, 2015
Emily Blunt wallpaper (14)

Emily Blunt a lock for Marvel movie?

ClintAug 1, 2015