Neil Marshall to Helm Dracula Pic, THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER

     May 11, 2012


The Descent director, Neil Marshall, may finally launch The Last Voyage of the Demeter, a Dracula-themed feature that has been land-locked for the past decade.  The story of Demeter goes back more than a century; it was the name of the ship that transported Dracula from Transylvania to London in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel.  The tale tells of the Demeter washing ashore in London as a near wreck with only one stark raving mad survivor on board.  The now ten-year-old Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch) script centers on the voyage and the crew that was mysteriously slaughtered one-by-one.  With Marshall’s recent attachment, it looks like The Last Voyage of the Demeter will set sail at last.  Hit the jump for more.

Heat Vision reports neil-marshall-the-last-voyage-of-the-demeterthat Marshall is set to helm The Last Voyage of the Demeter for Millenium Films.  The picture has seen a long line of possible suitors over the years; the list includes: Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters), Robert Schwentke (Red), Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and David Slade (30 Days of Night).  Previous cast additions also included Sir Ben Kingsley, Noomi Rapace and Jude Law. There are no additional casting announcements at the moment, but hopefully Marshall’s attachment can right the ship and get production moving along.  His relatively few films, including Doomsday, Centurion and Dog Soldiers have helped to develop a cult following of sorts and make him ideally suited to handle the material in The Last Voyage of the Demeter. His upcoming schedule includes an episode in the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones titled, “Blackwater.” Be sure to check it out.


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