After his failed attempt to adapt “Daredevil,” director Joe Carnahan is aiming to get another comic book adaptation under his belt.
“The Grey” helmer is reportedly in talks to direct an adaptation of “Undying Love,” Deadline has learned. The graphic novel, which was written and illustrated by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, tells the story of two lovers, an ex-soldier named John Sargent and a Chinese vampire named Mei. Sargent goes on a journey to kill the vampire who made Mei in order to free her from her curse.
This might not be Carnahan’s next project, as he’s already working on “Nemesis” and a remake of “Death Wish.” However, it is exciting to know that Carnahan hasn’t given up on the comic book movie genre after missing out on the “Daredevil” remake.
Meanwhile, Carnahan has revealed who his dream actor to play Daredevil in his planned remake would have been. A fan asked Carnahan over Twitter who his choice would have been for the character, to which he answered, “I think Joel Edgerton would have been tremendous in that role.”
Edgerton has made a name for himself over the past few years thanks to roles in “Warrior” and “The Thing,” and it would have been exciting to see him take on a superhero role. Who knows, maybe Carnahan could save a spot for him in his upcoming take on “Undying Love.”
Who would you like to see play John Sargent in “Undying Love”? Do you think Edgerton would have made a good Daredevil? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!