Hollywood has always been captivated by the romance of a vampire, although recent incarnations of the character have been focusing on the glitz and glamor of the blood-sucking being. Now The Descent director Neil Marshall hopes to bring back the glory days of the vampire Dracula by helming the long-gestating The Last Voyage of the Demeter.
Bragi Schutâ€™s decade-old script is an adaptation of Bram Stokerâ€™s novel Dracula that centers on the large sailing vessel the Demeter on its fateful journey transporting Dracula from Transylvania to England. If you know the story of Dracula, then you’re aware that things donâ€™t go as planned on the trip, and when the ship washes ashore in a condition opposite of when it departed, only one survivor is aboard.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project has had several directors attached to helm the project (Robert Schwentke, Marcus Nispel, David Slade) and it even had Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace attached to star. But it looks like Millennium Films want to start from square one. Marshall has a great resume, so giving him the job to direct The Last Voyage of the Demeter is great. Hopefully the rejuvenation is enough to attract some names to the film.
Producing The Last Voyage of the Demeter are Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, and Bradley Fischer.