David Slade Can’t Escape Vampires, Boards Demeter

Got a vampire movie that you need to get made? No worries, David Slade is available for the gig. After directing vampires in the adult “30 Days of Night” and then again in the tweener “Twilight: Eclipse”, David Slade has decided to return to adult vampire land by boarding the “Dracula” movie “The Last Voyage of the Demeter”.

Yet another vampire story that borrows liberally from Bram Stoker’s classic “Dracula” novel, “Demeter” has already attached Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace to its cast. “Demeter” will focus on the eponymous boat that carried Dracula from Transylvania to London in Stoker’s novel, arriving on land with most of its crew missing save for one raving madman onboard.

The script, by Bragi Schut, is said to be “reminiscent of the first movie in the Alien franchise, in which a crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger.” Which is ironic, since Rapace has already signed on to star in Ridley Scott’s not-“Alien” alien prequel “Prometheus”.

Slade replaces Stefan Ruzowitzky, who was interested in directing but ultimately left the project.