TIFF ’11: ‘Vamps’ Sinks Its Teeth Into Foreign Territories, Can The US Be Far Behind?

I’m rooting for Amy Heckerling. When she’s on, she’s really on (Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Clueless). But when she’s off, we get Loser. I’m hoping Vamps is a return to those glory days. Hopefully with the welcome addition of vampires that don’t sparkle or live in Louisiana.

The film just recently pinned down a lot of foreign territories. Per Variety, “Parlay Films announced Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival that it had closed deals on Germany with Wild Bunch and France with Metropolitan… Other foreign sales include eOne in Benelux, Tanweer in India/Pakistan, Swen in Brazil, Leopolis in CIS/Baltic States, SPI for Eastern Europe, Village Roadshow in Greece/Cyprus, Myndform in Iceland, PT Amero in Indonesia, CineSky for Intl Airlines, Shapira Films LTD. via Fintage in Israel, Eagle in the Middle East, Pioneer in the Philippines, PRIS Audiovisuais in Portugal, Scanbox in Scandinavia, Shaw in Singapore, Nu Metro in South Africa, Ascot in Switzerland, Serenity in Taiwan, and Pinema in Turkey.

With all of those deals pegged can a US distributor/release date be far behind? Cassian Elwes and Kevin Iwashina are handling the domestic rights. Elwes has been around a long time and is no slouch, so I’d imagine we’ll be hearing some good news soon.


Source: Variety