The script The Last Voyage of the Demeter has been kicking around for quite a while, but the trip may finally be about to get started. The Bragi Schut Jr. script expands upon a small part of Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, wherein Dracula is transported to England via the ship Demeter, which arrives with all crew dead, the victims of some mysterious evil.

Various writers and directors have had hands in development, with the script undergoing a rewrite or two, but now the film may have a director, for real: David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) is in talks to direct. Read More »

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One of the crucial moments in Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the journey of the Vampire to Whitby Bay by ship. This is recounted in the book by entries from the Captain’s log, which have been adapted into a screenplay called The Last Voyage of Demeter. According to the latest Variety report on the project, the film is moving forward again with Marcus Nispel in talks to direct.

The last I remember, Robert Schwentke was attached to direct. He was rewriting Bragi Schut Jr.‘s screenplay with Mitch Brian, but Variety name only Schut as a writer so it seems probable that the production is heading back to older drafts.

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