Deadline has revealed that action director David Leitch might have chosen his next feature as he is now attached to direct Undying Love for Studio 8, based on a graphic novel from Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman published by Image Comics. The action horror comic was adapted into a screenplay by Tommy Wirkola (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Snow) and might go into production started later this year.
David Leitch is angling to next direct Undying Love, an adaptation of the graphic novel that Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 will put into production later this year. The script is by Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Snow).
Set in modern-day Hong Kong, the graphic novel revolves around an ex-soldier who falls for a vampire, though in order to be with her, he must take on her creator. And that creator happens to be protected by an army of mobsters in the Hong Kong underworld.
I certainly get some Blade vibes considering the action vampire stuff and hopefully, David can give this a little visual panache and energy to it.
Leitch is likely best known from directing action flicks such as Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, uncredited co-directing work on the first John Wick along with his upcoming Fast and The Furious spin-off film Hobbs and Shaw which stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Idris Elba.
Other David Leitch projects he had been eyeing to direct include a feature film based on The Division video game starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal. Also, a remake of the classic Bruce Lee film Enter The Dragon for Warner Bros. There had also been some rumblings that David could return to helm Deadpool 3, but that seems to be up-in-the-air with Marvel Studios now controlling the character.
Undying Love wouldn’t be the only Image Comics feature film shooting this year as Skydance Media and Netflix are adapting Greg Rucka’s The Old Guard from former Silver and Black director Gina Prince-Bythewood with Oscar-winner Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde, Mad Mad: Fury Road) and KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk) set to star. Production on that film we’ve confirmed will take place soon at Shepperton Studios in the United Kingdom. Blumhouse Productions is also trying to work with first-time feature director Todd McFarlane to bring a brand new Hard-R Spawn movie together which has Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner attached. When that project is expected to go into production has recently become a bit of mystery.
We’ll certainly be keeping an eye on Undying Love.