Back in 2011, Warner Bros. picked up rights to Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman’s graphic novel, Undying Love. Now Deadline reports that The Grey and A-Team director Joe Carnahan has signed up to helm the film version.
The graphic novel is about ‘an ex-soldier who falls for a vampire, though in order to be with her, he must take on her creator. And that creator happens to be protected by an army of mobsters (and undead beasts) in the Hong Kong underworld.’ Coker and Freedman also wrote the first draft of the movie script.
Carnahan commented, “I really took to it [the graphic novel], and the metric I use is how fast I come up with ideas and an outline, and this brought about a bunch of ideas. It is a little out of my wheelhouse, taking place in China with mysticism and swordplay, but there is a lot of potential here.”
Alexandre Aja was previously interested in directing, but nothing came of that, so now Carnahan has stepped in.