Joe Carnahan Replaces Alexandre Aja on 'Undying Love' Adaptation
by Ethan Anderton
November 28, 2012
Earlier this year, we got word that Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja would be at the helm of Undying Love, a big screen take on the Image Comic of the same name that comic writers Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman have adapted themselves for a feature film. The story 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. However, it sounds like Aja is no longer involved on the project, and Deadline's report pegs A-Team and The Grey director Joe Carnahan as the man to take over the job now.
Carnahan comments on being drawn to the property, "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.” It's not clear why Carnahan is replacing Aja, but maybe Warner Bros. wants a more experienced action director behind this one. The only downside is that this is another vampire infused property. However, after The Grey, it's clear Carnahan isn't just about ridiculous action from The A-Team and Smokin' Aces, so maybe we'll get something really dark, but not over-the-top on the action front. Stay tuned.