Wolf-Killer Joe Carnahan to Direct Vampire Action Romance ‘Undying Love’

By  · Published on November 28th, 2012

What do you do when you’ve made a movie about killing wolves? You follow-it up with one about killing vampires, of course. According to Deadline Hollywood, Joe Carnahan has proven he’s neither on Team Edward nor Team Jacob by negotiating to direct Undying Love over at Warners.

Taken from the Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman graphic novel, the story follows a badass who falls in love with a vampire, but has to badass his way to the monstrous heart of Hong Kong to go all badass on her creator – who happens to be protected by a ton of mobsters. Probably badasses.

It legitimately sounds like the kind of movie that has everything – romance, action, adventure, danger, thrills, spills, exotic locales, vampire mobsters, interspecies sex, and true love. Usually with news like this, the big question of whether the world needs another vampire story jumps to the forefront, but you know what? It’s Carnahan, so who cares? It’s clear the world could use more crazy Carnahan action movies, so even if they involve a fading fad, this should be welcomed with open arms. Now here’s hoping that Warners doesn’t try to put him on a leash.

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