Joe Carnahan is in talks to direct an adaptation of the Image Comics title Undying Love, Deadline reports.
Written and illustrated by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, the high-concept vampire tale is officially described as follows:
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…
Coker and Freedman penned the script which, earlier this year, Alexandre Aja was considering as his next project. Instead, he’s currently directing the similarly supernatural Horns.
Carnahan most recently directed The Grey and is now working on a retelling of Death Wish for Paramount and MGM.
Chris Bender, Stephen L’Heureux and J.C. Spink are producing with the project set up at Warner Bros.