The Last Voyage of the Demeter, a movie set during the events of Dracula, has been in some stage of development for seventeen years. We’re talking almost two decades here, people. I distinctly remember hearing about this project all those years ago and assuming it had long since died. But like Dracula himself, Demeter has risen from the grave – and found itself a director. André Øvredal, who helmed The Autopsy of Jane Doe and the recent Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, is now in talks to helm Demeter for Amblin.
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The Last Voyage of the Demeter is an unusual project, as it spins a brief interlude in Bram Stoker’s Dracula — the voyage of the title character from Transylvania to England — into a feature-length thriller. The script has been kicking around for a while, and nearly got made a couple years back with David Slade directing and Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley in the lead roles.
Not long ago Neil Marshall was set to direct the film for Millennium Films, and now there is a report that he has offered the lead role of Henry Clemens to Viggo Mortensen. Read More »
For years — almost a decade — the script The Last Voyage of the Demeter has been a revolving door of directors who could never quite get the film made. Robert Schwentke (Red), Marcus Nispel (Conan the Barbarian), Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters),and David Slade (Hard Candy) have all tried to film the script by Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch).
The story explores in detail the sea voyage that brings Dracula from Transylvania to England. Ruzowitzky even had a cast lined up, with Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley attached, but his version never happened, and even when Slade came on board over a year ago, the ship didn’t sail.
Now Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday, Centurion) is attached to direct for Millennium Films. Read More »
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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 »
It’s been a while since we had any substantial news on The Last Voyage of Demeter. The film expands upon one particular section of Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, in which Dracula is transported to England via the ship Demeter. The ship arrives in London with all aboard apparently dead.
Interesting story to base a film upon — we know how it ends, or think we do. But with a good cast, maybe it’ll be worth a look. For starters, how about Noomi Rapace (the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and Ben Kingsley? Read More »