Joe Carnahan Replaces Alexandre Aja on 'Undying Love' Adaptation

November 28, 2012

Undying Love

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.

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I think this is great news. I'm one of the few people that LOVED The Grey and I hope he recreates the sincerity of the grey and combines it with the bloody chaos of smoking aces.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 28, 2012


I loved The Grey too, but I really wanted to see Liam Neeson punch a wolf in the face so I'm still kind of mad at Carnahan for that. It's the same anger I have towards the Coen's for the end of No Country and Nolan for the end of Inception though so it's not necessarily a bad thing.

Matt Peloquin on Nov 28, 2012


I thought the end of inception was the best part of the movie. No country could have been better though.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 28, 2012


I do kind of enjoy The Sopranos type of ending to a story, but I'm always really mad in that initial moment when the credits roll. After a few days it grows on me though and by a second viewing I think it's a masterpiece.

Matt Peloquin on Nov 28, 2012


yea sopranos endings definitely make you think about the movie for a long time after viewing it

Jon Odishaw on Nov 28, 2012


Inception I understood why Nolan did it....but No country, I saw it in theaters and it kinda of took it down a star for me. Me and my friends were all in shock of the experience...then boom no explanation nothing.

Cody W on Nov 28, 2012


From what I've saw of the comic it looks not too shabby.

Carpola on Nov 28, 2012

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