Joe Carnahan is in talks to direct an adaptation of the Image Comics title Undying Love, Deadline reports.
Written and illustrated by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, the high-concept vampire tale is officially described as follows:
A horror-action tale, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong. Ex-soldier John Sargent has fallen for a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei. The only thing keeping the star-crossed lovers apart: Mei’s a vampire. To free Mei from the curse, Sargent sets out to destroy the vampire that made her. The only problem: Mei was turned by one of the most powerful vampires in history…
Carnahan most recently directed The Grey and is now working on a retelling of Death Wish for Paramount and MGM.
Chris Bender, Stephen L’Heureux and J.C. Spink are producing with the project set up at Warner Bros.