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The Next Twilight? The Next Edward?
Actor Rick Mora (Twilight) reflects on the winning screenplay of The Famous Monsters of Filmland and discovers the Vampire Symphony Orchestra in 'The Romanian Tomb' by Erik von Wodtke.
By: Caren Lancona
The Romanian Tomb, an independent feature geared towards to vampire/romance fancore, recently moved into preproduction with Producer Manette Rosen and Director Joel Bender at Rosen/Bender Productions. The indie will face a sea of tough competition as the studios gear up to replace (Twilight), the mega blockbuster series.
Rick has been around Los Angeles most of his life and has observed the swelling vamp fan growth in the entertainment industry. "Vampire romance is bigger now than ever. Remember the days of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)? A deep fan base grew with the help of the spin-off Angel, starring David Boreanaz; and the sudden popularity explosion of “geek-pop-
Rick continued to explain, "When Twilight first came out, fans had been waiting for awhile to again get their teeth into something vampire/romance. Now with the huge success of HBO's "True Blood" and CW's The Vampire Diaries , there are more scripts and concepts being shopped around town than anyone can imagine."
Rick played a small part in Twilight and has observed why Stephenie Meyer’s stories connected so well with the audience. He points out that, "Bella was extremely identifiable to that core fan base. It's as if every teenage girl's fantasy can be vicariously lived through Bella. Her awkward teenage drama is irresistible to women of all ages. They all want some handsome dangerous guy to fall desperately in love with them."
The much-anticipated final film of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, will be released on the 16th of November 2012. The independent feature, The Romanian Tomb, is looking to hit theaters the 1st of October 2012.
B Scene Agency