Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Smashes In
'Do you bleed?'
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
12 March 2015
Joe Carnahan Set To Drive Motorcade
A new DreamWorks action thriller
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The 9th Life Of Louis Drax
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Horns (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maniac (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Grey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Piranha 3D (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The A-Team (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Joe Carnahan Has Undying Love
He'll adapt the vampire graphic novel

28 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Undying Love

Graphic novel adaptation Undying Love seems to be finding some luck, at least in its early development stages. First picked up by Warner Bros. back in July 2011, it now has The Grey’s Joe Carnahan locking in a deal to re-write and direct the film.

Originally created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, Undying Love focuses on a former soldier who falls for a young woman. But the path to true love – or at least some sexy times – is fraught with peril as she turns out to be a member of the fang club.

Undaunted by her vampiric ways, our hero journeys to the Hong Kong underworld to take on an army of undead beasts and slay the bloodsucker who sired her so she can be free.

The original deal allowed Coker and Freedman to take first whack at the script, which then attracted the attention of Alexandre Aja. But though he entered talks to take on the directing job, nothing has come of it. Now Carnahan will bring his particular blend of hard-hitting action to the film as he works on the script and puts it on his directorial To Do List.

“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,” he tells Deadline. “It is a little out of my wheelhouse, taking place in China with mysticism and swordplay, but there is a lot of potential here.”

Given the tough-nut nature of the leading man, you’ve got to figure The Grey’s Frank Grillo (a regular Carnahan collaborator on test reels and other projects) might be getting a phone call if the movie goes to casting…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Brett Dalton Joins SHIELD
As Agent Grant
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)