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It seems like Millennium Films has been trying to get Bragi Schut’s decades-old script “The Last Voyage of the Demeter”, yet another “re-imagining” of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” tale, made for, well, a decade or two.
Horror reboot mastermind Marcus Nispel was originally attached to direct the project, but that was way back in 2009. He eventually left. By 2010, suddenly hot “Dragon” girl Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley were attached to star, but that was back in 2010, and who knows if they’re still attached. Then as early as early 2011, “30 Days of Night’s” David Slade tried his hand on the project. He, too, has since left.
The latest name attached to the long-sailing (get it?) Dracula film is the master of splatter himself, Neil Marshall (“The Descent”, “Doomsday”). Of course, whether Marshall’s attachment actually results in the film happening is anybody’s guest.
Originally written by Schut (“Season of the Witch”), “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” takes another spin on Stoker’s “Dracula”, filling in the details of the vamp’s voyage from Transylvania to London, and the fate of the doomed crew that transported him.
Dracula is suddenly all the rage in Hollywood again. Besides “Demeter”, Universal has been trying to get “Dracula: Year Zero” made for a few years now, and there’s another “Dracula” re-imagining called “Harker” in the works, with Russell Crowe attached to star.
Via : THR