November 27, 2012
Joe Carnahan To Direct Vampire Action Flick UNDYING LOVE
Deadline reports that Joe Carnahan (The Grey) has been hired by Warner Bros. to direct and write an adaptation of the graphic novel Undying Love. Originally, French horror director Alexandre Aja (High Tension) had been given the job but has since left the project. Carnahan is seemingly hedging his bets as he recently had his Daredevil pitch turned down by Fox, only to be handed Mark Millar's Nemesis instead. The project has a bit of an international flare as it's mostly set in the Hong Kong underworld. Giving slight hints it could end up being on the level of a vampire action flick like Blade.
Revolves around an ex-soldier who falls for a vampire, though in order to be with her, he must taken on her creator, who is protected by an army of mobsters in the Hong Kong underworld.