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Director Alexandre Aja gearing up to direct vampire comic Undying Love

03.08.2012

Director Alexandre Aja is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct an adaptation of Image comics' vampire series UNDYING LOVE from creators Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, who also wrote the script for the film.

Here's the synopsis:

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...

Sounds pretty cool.  I'm a fan of Aja (with the exception of MIRRORS) and dig his style.  His HIGH TENSION was a blast and (blasphemy!) I felt his THE HILLS HAVE EYES remake was far superior to the original.  Aja brings a good sense of gore and terror to his work and knows when to apply the cheesiness and when to hold it back (witness PIRANHA 3D).  UNDYING LOVE sounds like a good fit for him, as it's got the horror element, but will also allow him to stretch his action legs. 

More to follow as this develops.

Extra Tidbit: I'd love to see another High Tension-esque film from him. What project would you like to see Aja tackle?
Source: Deadline

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