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Mark H. Harris

The Grey Director to Tackle Vampire Tale Undying Love

By November 29, 2012

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Joe Carnahan, who did such an exceptional job writing and directing this year's The Grey, will tackle both roles on an adaptation of the vampire comic Undying Love. The plot, according to the Image Comics website, is 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.

The film is set up at Warner Brothers, where Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja had  been attached before Carnahan took over. Hopefully he'll channel more of the dark, emotional edge of The Grey and less of the cartoonish fluff action of his previous films The A-Team and Smokin' Aces.

Source: Deadline


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