Love mixes up the traditional vampire lore with Chinese monster myths as well as the Hong Kong action genre. The story centers on an ex-soldier who falls for a girl that happens to be a vampire. The only way the two can be together is if the man takes on the vampire who created her, which also means fighting an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld.
FilmNation Entertainment has partnered with Lava Bear Films to finance, produce and handle worldwide sales for the sci-fi thriller Story Of Your Life, reports Dealdine. Scripted by The Thing and A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Eric Heisserer, the film will be helmed by commercials director Nic Mathieu. Based on a short story by sci-fi writer Ted Chiang, “‘Story Of Your Life’ is a mind-bending science fiction thriller with a powerful, emotional twist. After aliens land around the globe, a linguist is recruited by the U.S. government in a race to decipher their intentions on Earth.” Production will begin next year.
In other announcements, THR writes that Joe Carnahan (The Grey) is in final negotiations to direct Undying Love, a vampire action project set up at Warner Bros. Created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman as a comic miniseries published by Image Comics, “Love” mixes up the traditional vampire lore with Chinese monster myths as well as the Hong Kong action genre. “The story centers on an ex-soldier who falls for a girl that happens to be a vampire. The only way the two can be together is if the man takes on the vampire who created her, which also means fighting an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld.” Alexandre Aja was previously attached to the project but has since dropped out. READ MORE
It may be an adaptation, but it’s not a remake! Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors) is tackling the vampire genre mash-up graphic novel Undying Love.
Per Deadline, “Piranha helmer Alexandre Aja is negotiating to direct Undying Love, an adaptation of the Image Comics title. The pic is being produced by Michael De Luca, Stephen L’Heureux and Benderspink. The comic was created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, who’ve written the script. WME-repped Aja also directed The Hills Have Eyes.”
The film, “revolves around an ex-solider who falls for a vampire, though 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.”
Aja’s a talented guy, but I’ve never really loved anything he’s done. It’ll be interesting to see what he does with this material.
As the Summer begins to draw to a close so do many of the mini-series that publishers began just a few short months ago, and one of those is Tomm Coker’s ‘UNDYING LOVE’, which released its fourth issue today thanks to publisher Image Comics. Inside you can get a 5 page preview of the ish and all the details. Read on for the skinny…
Warner Bros. is diving into the deep pool of the vampire genre, picking up Undying Love, a comic book mini-series published by Image Comics, reports Heat Vision.
Created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, love mixes up the traditional vampire lore with Chinese monster myths as well as the Hong Kong action genre.
“The story centers on an ex-soldier who falls for a girl that happens to be a vampire. The only way the two can be together is if the man takes on the vampire who created her, which also means fighting an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld.” Sounds like a horror version of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” meets John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China.
Coker and Freedman will write the script.
Another of the more obscure titles in the 2011 catalog for publisher Image Comics, “UNDYING LOVE” has slowly developed into a horror highlight each month for fans. The series, which is now almost at its halfway point, will be releasing its third issue this Wednesday, and beyond the break you can check out a 6 page preview and get all the details. Read on for the skinny…
Image Comics is mixing up some vampire mythology and some good old fashion Chinese folklore for their newest horror mini-series, “UNDYING LOVE”. (Insert random Twilight joke here) Though the title might be a little sketchy for all of you hardcore readers, we can assure you that there will NOT be any glittering in the sunlight. (End random Twilight joke here) The series is beginning this week with issue #1, and inside you can get your first ever look inside the book with a full 5 page preview. Read on for the skinny!
Always a sucker for a good horror based love story, today we caught wind that publisher’s Image Comics has signed on Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman’s “UNDYING LOVE”, and will be releasing it this April alongside the newly announced “GREEN WAKE”! The story might not break any new ground, but it sounds like one hell of a fun ride! Below you can get all the details on the book as well as the first issue specs.
WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY: Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman.
“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…”
“UNDYING LOVE” Issue #1 Drops April 6th From Image Comics! (MSRP-$2.99) READ MORE