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Joe Carnahan to direct and script an adaptation of graphic novel, Undying Love

Nov. 27, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Joe Carnahan's name has been thrown into a couple of different director shortlists within the past year. I've also seen him as some suggestions in recent "Cast This: Director's Edition" columns. So what job has he landed now? It looks like Carnahan is heading into graphic novel territory.

The director will helm as well as script an adaptation of Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman's UNDYING LOVE. The two creators actually did the first draft of the screenplay, but now Carnahan is stepping in.

Here's the synopsis of the graphic novel: Determined to ensure the possibility of a future together, Sargent sets out with Mei on a journey to free her from this curse and make her human once more. Unfortunately, that means destroying the vampire that first made her, and Sargent soon learns Mei was bitten by one of the most powerful vampires in history! Further complicating their desperate situation, their unlikely human/vampire dynamic has piqued the unfathomable interests of other strange beings drawn from Chinese folklore.

Carnahan is up for the challenge, even if it is a little out of his own comfort zone, “I really took to it, and the metric I use is how fast I come up with ideas and an outline, and this brought about a bunch of ideas. It is a little out of my wheelhouse, taking place in China with mysticism and swordplay, but there is a lot of potential here.”

I haven't read this one, and though I do need a little break from vampires, I'm up for other takes on the folklore.

Extra Tidbit: Carnahan recently turned in a draft for a remake of DEATH WISH. How do you guys feel about that?
Source: Deadline

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7:50PM on 11/28/2012

Does it hurt less, America?

Getting fucked in the ass by the Chinese I mean. First your spineless token president says that while China is a currency manipulator and the driving force behind the current economic downturn in America and Europe they are also not a currency manipulator because he's afraid of them. That's actually what happened. So Hollywood is jumping on board the China has money train and to be honest...ya'll look like a bunch of pussies right now because of this shit.
Sincerely, Canada.
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Getting fucked in the ass by the Chinese I mean. First your spineless token president says that while China is a currency manipulator and the driving force behind the current economic downturn in America and Europe they are also not a currency manipulator because he's afraid of them. That's actually what happened. So Hollywood is jumping on board the China has money train and to be honest...ya'll look like a bunch of pussies right now because of this shit.
Sincerely, Canada.
Oh and this sounds like Underworld or at least one of the many RPG's that Underworld ripped off.
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1:11PM on 11/28/2012
Truth be told I'm not a fan of Carnahan. I thought Narc was pretty decent but was not impressed in the slightest by Smoking Aces or The A-Team (although I haven't seen The Gray). For the life of me, I really don't understand why Smoking Aces gets all the love it gets.

Oh, and the source material for this latest project doesn't do much to inspire hope either.
Truth be told I'm not a fan of Carnahan. I thought Narc was pretty decent but was not impressed in the slightest by Smoking Aces or The A-Team (although I haven't seen The Gray). For the life of me, I really don't understand why Smoking Aces gets all the love it gets.

Oh, and the source material for this latest project doesn't do much to inspire hope either.
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5:47AM on 11/28/2012
The Vampire-aspect really made me groan, but the "taking place in China with mysticism and swordplay" thing totally turned me around......Until proven otherwise, I'll be cautiously optimistic!
The Vampire-aspect really made me groan, but the "taking place in China with mysticism and swordplay" thing totally turned me around......Until proven otherwise, I'll be cautiously optimistic!
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12:32AM on 11/28/2012
Yay to the elements of Chinese mythology and folklore (always cool to see other cultures explored in a Hollywood flick, if done well) but nay to the vampire love story.
Yay to the elements of Chinese mythology and folklore (always cool to see other cultures explored in a Hollywood flick, if done well) but nay to the vampire love story.
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11:36PM on 11/27/2012

True Twilight?

Just sounds like True Romance and Twilight fucked each other silly and shat out a unwanted child.
If ever there was one genre I thought Carnahan would steer clear of, it's VAMPIRE LOVE.
Say it ain't so, Joe.
Just sounds like True Romance and Twilight fucked each other silly and shat out a unwanted child.
If ever there was one genre I thought Carnahan would steer clear of, it's VAMPIRE LOVE.
Say it ain't so, Joe.
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