Director James Merendino Heads to 'Vampire Summer Camp'
After giving actor Matthew Lillard what will likely always be his best performance in SLC Punk, director James Merendino has pretty much fallen to the wayside. Though he once attracted names like Harvey Keitel and Billy Bob Thornton to his project The Swedish Job, that project completely fell apart and since then he's been unable to round up much name talent or attention for his films. Maybe jumping on the bandwagon will help as The Playlist reports Merendino will direct a musical comedy called Vampire Summer Camp (yes, another vampire flick) which he also wrote with Jenny Jaffe, a writer with only one obscure film to her name.
In what seems like an aim to capitalize on the popularity of vampires and Fox's musical series "Glee," the film follows two summer camps and the musical competition they embark upon. But one camp is populated with youthful-looking, but centuries old vampires, so hopefully the competition won't be held during the day (or at least inside an auditorium). The film is supposed to start filming in New York in November, but apparently no composer has been found yet. That's going to make the musical portion of the film quite difficult. No cast has been announced for the project either, but hopefully some real vocal talent will come aboard. This could be a fun musical satire, but I won't hold my breath. Anyone interested?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Oh, vomit. Now, I love vampire stories, and I love, for instance, "Glee"... but this just looks awful. If it's totally satire, it might work.
Ian Carruthers on Oct 5, 2010
havent we decided to go into aliens next year?...this will be a tragic end
Jericho on Oct 5, 2010
Glee, isn't that just the new way to sell pop music? How many Americans actually go on Summer Camp? Only if Blade makes a comeback will it be good.
Crapola on Oct 5, 2010
Last few vampire movies weren't exactly big at the boxoffice (if you don't count the Twilight Saga) and I don't see this one being much different. My point: pretty soon people can stop whining about vampire films cause there aren't going to be many more. Don't worry there will be something new to hate..
Lincoln on Oct 5, 2010
MORE vampires? Really??? Ah no
Julie on Oct 5, 2010
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