Last July, Warner Bros. picked up the rights to Image Comics’ Undying Love. It is now being reported that Alexandre Aja (Piranha/The Hills Have Eyes remakes) is in negotiations to direct the film.
We also have confirmation that the comic’s creators, Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, have written the script. The story mixes vampires and Chinese monster mythology with Hong Kong action movies:
“A tale of horror-action, 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: she’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… “
Alexandre Aja has been involved in a number of projects as producer, including a remake of Maniac. It was also announced last year that he was helping to develop a TV series based on David Cronenberg’s Scanners. The last film he directed was the remake of Piranha, which was released in 2010.