It sounds like Joe Carnahan (The Grey) will take on writing and directing duties for an adaptation of Undying Love, a graphic novel series created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman. The story centers on John Sargent, an ex-soldier who falls in love with a Chinese woman, only to find out that she’s a vampire. The only way they can be together is if Sargent can defeat her incredibly powerful creator. We previously reported that Coker and Freedman were writing the script for Warner Bros., but Carnahan’s deal would have him writing up another draft as well as directing. Hit the jump for more on this story, including a quote from Carnahan himself.
Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) and Alex Garter (Season of the Witch) of Atlas Entertainment have signed on to produce the adaptation of the comic book Langley High with Benderspink. Variety provides the synopsis:
Story centers on a student from Langley High, the school that’s located just 1.7 miles from CIA headquarters. After his father is captured in Russia and disavowed as an agent of the CIA, the student teams up with an undercover CIA agent teacher from his high school and ends up on a mission of revenge.
The premise set up by comic creators Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman has that nice hook—I’m already in love with the first act where they show us around the school. Once they leave the school, though… it could work on screen with the right cast. As always, I vote for casting a real teenager as the main high schooler.
Warner Bros. has acquired the Image Comics vampire-centric mini-series Undying Love. Created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, Undying Love is set in modern day Hong Kong and tells the story of an ex-solider, John Sargent, who strikes up a relationship with a Chinese girl, Mei, who happens to be a vampire. As the story goes, Sargent learns that the only way he can be with Mei is to defeat the vampire responsible for her bloodsucking tendencies. Unfortunately for him, said vampire also happens to be one of the most powerful in history. Per Heat Vision, co-creators Coker and Freedman will also pen the script for Warner Bros. with Stephen L’Heureux, Chris Bender, and J.C. Spink on board to produce.