July 06, 2011 4:56pm PT by Borys Kit
Warner Bros. Buys Vampire Comic 'Undying Love' (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. is diving into the deep pool of the vampire genre, picking up Undying Love, a comic book mini-series published by Image Comics.
Stephen L’Heureux and Benderspink, run by Chris Bender and J.C. Spink, are producing.
Created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, Love mixes up the traditional vampire lore with Chinese monster myths as well as the Hong Kong action genre.
The story centers on an ex-soldier who falls for a girl that happens to be a vampire. The only way the two can be together is if the man takes on the vampire who created her, which also means fighting an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld.
Coker and Freedman will write the script.
Jake Weiner is exec producing while Ford Gilmore will co-produce.
Benderspink, which recently renewed its deal at Warners sibling label New Line, is eyeing a fall start on the magician comedy Burt Wonderstone, which it is producing with Steve Carrell’s Carousel Prods.
It recently set up the comic book adaptation The Mighty at Paramount and are producing with Mary Parent’s Disruption Entertainment. The company is also working with Disruption on sci-fi thriller Abducted, also recently set up at Paramount.
Coker and Freedman are repped by the Phoenix Organization.