has made his non-Wes Anderson career out of variations on the buddy comedy (Night at the Museum
, Starsky & Hutch
, the Shanghai
cycle), and it looks like he’s sticking with it. The actor will produce and star
in Blood Brothers
, which will adopt a supernatural take on the classic genre with the story of a man whose best friend turns out to be a vampire.
SpyGlass Entertainment will produce the horror-comedy just as the company's Ghost Town
earned some of the best reviews of the year for a mainstream comedy. Wilson will
play the fangless friend in a movie that sounds like it’s poised to
play comically off the old Hollywood penchant to use vampires as
lurid allegory. (Think all that talk about “coming out of the coffin”
on HBO’s True Blood.)
The film is still a few years off, but it’ll likely be the first in a
series of related flicks as vampires enjoy a resurgence of interest
as everything from brooding boy-toys to social parable. No word on who
will pick up the vamp role opposite Wilson just yet, but to our fellow X-Files fans out there, isn’t it obvious?
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