A-Team and The Grey director Joe Carnahan is attached to write and direct the big screen adaptation of the vampire comic book Undying Love for Warner Bros. The comic was published in 2011 and created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, who also previously wrote a draft of the script when Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja was attached to direct the movie. Obviously he was never able to move it into production. I think Carnahan is a better director anyway, and I think this will be a great project for him to work on. It's definitely different from anything he's worked on before.
The story is "a horror-action tale, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong. Ex-soldier John Sargent has fallen for a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei. The only thing keeping the star-crossed lovers apart: Mei's a vampire. To free Mei from the curse, Sargent sets out to destroy the vampire that made her. The only problem: Mei was turned by one of the most powerful vampires in history..." The poor dude picked the wrong girl to fall in love with. I guess we all do at some point in our lives.
Carnahan gave a little statement explaining why he took on the project saying, “I really took to it, 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.”
There's definitley a lot of potential for this project, and I think he has what it takes to make this a really fun, entertaining and cool movie. Carnahan hasn't locked down his next film project yet, but he's also attached to write and direct Mark Millar's Nemesis.
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