Director André Øvredal/ Courtesy of Amblin

The latest addition of Dracula stories The Last Voyage of The Demeter has started production and found the cast for the film.

The film is loosely based on Bram Stoker’s horror novel that introduced the character itself. Zak Olkewicz has written the script for the movie with André Øvredal as the director.

(The fiilm is) based on a single chapter, the Captain’s Log, from Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel DRACULA, which tells the story of the Russian schooner, Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo—twenty-four unmarked wooden crates—from Carpathia to London.  The film will detail the strange events that befell the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a terrifying presence onboard the ship. When it finally arrived near Whitby Harbour, it was derelict. There was no trace of the crew.⁠

Corey Hawkins is taking the lead among a major ensemble of cast members where Javier Botet is playing Dracula, and also including  Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, Aisling Franciosi, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapicic, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Javier Botet, Woody Norman, Martin Furulund, and Chris Walley.

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The Last Voyage of The Demeter is produced by Mike Medavoy, Brad Fischer and Arnold Messer, who have produced such critical and box office successes as Black Swan, Shutter Island and  Zodiac. Jeb Brody, President of Production, and Mia Maniscalco, SVP Creative Affairs, will oversee the project for Amblin. The project has been in development limbo when now reaching a new milestone as the rights for the story was purchased back in 2002. The shooting of the film has started in Berlin this week and will later move on to film in Malta.


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