The Kidd here...
I've been wondering what Joe Carnahan might be tackling next after the idea to have him redirect the DAREDEVIL franchise fell through at the last minute (there just wasn't enough time to make a deal work between Fox and Marvel before the rights reverted back). His take on DEATH WISH has been sitting on the table since he turned in his draft of the script as has CONTINUE, but it may wind up being neither just yet now that THE GREY director has finalized a deal with Warner Bros. to adapt Image Comics' UNDYING LOVE.
At one point, Alexandre Aja had been set to take the gig, but it appears UNDYING LOVE has now fallen to Carnahan for him to both write and direct it for the big screen, per Deadline. This is certainly something different for Carnahan with the graphic novel revolving around an ex-soldier who falls in love with a beautiful Chinese woman... the problem with that is this woman is actually a vampire, and, in order to be with her, he must actually destroy the vampire who created her, who just so happens to be one of the most powerful vampires in vampire history, firmly entrenched in the criminal underworld of Hong Kong.
Yeah, that's quite a number of elements being brought together for one story, but after THE GREY, Carnahan's got my money for whatever he makes next. I was psyched to hear his grittier take on DAREDEVIL that would have been unlike anything any Marvel characters have been involved with thus far. I've been extremely curious to hear whatever I can about DEATH WISH. The guy's only delivered one movie to me that left me disappointed - SMOKIN' ACES - so here's to him putting forth another truly quality effort.
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