Alexandre Aja Slated to Direct Adaptation of 'Undying Love' Comic
I know what you're thinking - "Ugh, another vampire movie?!" But hang on to your judgments for a second, because this one actually sounds pretty solid. Deadline reports Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja is in negotiations to direct Undying Love, a Warner Bros. film based on the Image Comic of the same name. Comic writers Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman have adapted their own book, which follows an ex-soldier who falls in love with a vampire, but in order to be with her, he must take on her creator, who is protected by an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld. Could this be the next Big Trouble in Little China?
To answer my previous question, I don't think Undying Love will have quite the same amount of humor as Big Trouble in Little China. The comic's official website calls it a horror-action tale with equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, and also hints that the female love interest isn't just any vampire, but one of the most powerful vampires in history. This certainly sounds better than just another Twilight knock-off.
That being said, it remains to be seen if Aja's involvement will skew the project more toward the comedic end of the spectrum. I'm hoping he keeps it more in the horror-action genre, because even though I've never read these comics before, this sounds like a cool series to me. If not, there's still the awesome-sounding space opera called Cobra: The Space Pirate. (Seriously, check out this poster art and tell me that doesn't look epic) on the way. There's no mention of where Undying Love fits in his schedule, but stay tuned.