By now, you’ve read a dozen articles proclaiming the past year or so to be the Age of the Vampires. You have probably complained loudly about how many darn vampire movies and television shows there are. I know I have.
I make a few exceptions (you’ll pry my True Blood DVDs out of my cold, undead fingers) but for the most part, I could let most of the movies and television shows pass on by. But we’re all going to have to make another exception for Sigourney Weaver.
According to THR’s Heat Vision, Weaver has joined the cast of Amy Heckerling’s vampire horror comedy Vamps. The film centers on two young vampires played by Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter who find their permanent youth, sexiness, and penchant for darkness a boon in the New York club scene. But when they find true love, they face a difficult choice that threatens their immortality.
Weaver will play Ciccerus, a vicious vampire who turned both girls into bloodsuckers. She’s also a queen vampire. Move over Evan Rachel Wood! Weaver will have the power of Zuul at her back. Frankly, that’s why I’m excited to see her embrace her (campy) dark side. No one can play vicious like Weaver, and few have her dry comedic chops.
Even if the idea of a vampire romantic comedy immediately makes your fangs pop out, you have to admit this addition makes Vamps a lot more appealing.
Vamps is eying an April start. Let’s hope all the blood isn’t drained of the trend before we get to see a goddess like Weaver have some fun with it.