With “Twilight” over and the inevitable remakes still a few years away are you pining for some more vampire romance? Then you might be thrilled to hear that Joe Carnahan has signed up to direct “Undying Love” for Warner Brothers. And what do you know, a story titled “Undying Love” is about vampires! Fancy that.
This one is a graphic novel written by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman. Amazon describes it this way:
It is based on the graphic novel and revolves around 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 in the Hong Kong underworld.
Fun fact: If you search Amazon books for “Undying Love” you get 12,079 results. So the lesson here? Kids, if you’re writing a vampire novel, try not to call it “Undying Love.”
Here’s what Carnahan had to say about the project:
“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.”
I was going to say having a female lead character was also out of his wheelhouse, but I haven’t read the novel, so for all I know her part could be little more than set decoration/sex toy.
Carnahan’s last film was “The Grey,” a $25 million movie that earned $77 million, something which thrills studio bosses no end (of course it had the secret weapon of being a Liam Neeson winter release). He’s currently working on a pilot for A&E called “Those Who Kill,” which is based on a Danish series. He has a project called “Continue” at Fox and recently gave MGM a script for a “Death Wish” remake.