Twentieth Century Fox announced a few weeks back that they would be giving us a brand new vampire comedy from Epic Movie, Scary Movie, and Disaster Movie duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. It was revealed that the previously untitled film will now be called Vampires Suck. They are planning on an August 18 release. The best part about the news is that Fox scored Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Role Models) to star. There are no details on the plot, but if you’ve seen Scary Movie or any of the others then you can make a good guess.
John Carpenter will be back in the director’s chair soon to tackle another horror-tastic flick, Fangland. The movie is based on John Mark’s book of the same title. As for the cast, the rumor is that they’ve already landed Hilary Swank to play the lead, a reporter named Evangeline Harker.
The book description:
“The unusually large cast that reads Marks’s multiperspective, modern vampire story helps make up for the lack of special effects one might expect. There is no creepy music, no doors creaking or wind shrieking through the trees to augment the tale of what happens after Evangeline Harker, a lovely assistant producer of a venerable TV news show, travels to Romania to meet a fabled gangster. Her trip goes horribly wrong and soon her colleagues in New York are afflicted as well. Marks, a former 60 Minutes producer, is at his best when writing about the life of the newsroom, which we witness through the conversation and thoughts of people who are all concerned about Harker’s disappearance and the horrors that have followed, but who observe each other and the rest of the show’s staff with keen distrust and disdain.”
The books sounds fantastic, here’s hoping the movie does it justice.