According to Deadline, Alexandre Aja is in talks to direct Undying Love, an adaptation of the Image Comics title. Since making his way to the states following the success of 2003’s High Tension, Aja has directed The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, and Piranha, three films based on projects that have been previously made. Fortunately it looks like that part of his career is over, as he takes on this gritty noir-horror adaptation.
The comic was originally written and illustrated by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman. The comic is a horror-action tale that mixes vampire mythology and Chinese folklore. The tale, set in modern day Hong Kong, follows ex-soldier John Sargent who has has fallen fin love with a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei. Unfortunately for Sargent, Mei has a secret that keeps them apart, in that she is a vampire. In order to free Mei from the vampiric curse, Sargent must destroy the vampire that made her. The only problem is that Mei was turned by one of the most powerful vampires in history who is protected by an underworld army of monsters.
Coker and Freedman have also penned the script for the film, so expect to see the original story stay fairly intact. They stated their influences for the script include Sid and Nancy and True Romance. The project first came about last summer when Warner Brothers grabbed up the right to the Undying Love comic, which was originally an eight-part mini-series.
Chris Bender, Stephen L’Heureux and J.C. Spink are producing.