The Last Voyage of the Demeter is an upcoming American supernatural horror film based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. Directed by André Øvredal and written by Bragi F. Schut and Zak Olkewicz, the film stars Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham and David Dastmalchian. The story revolves around the hapless crew of the merchant ship Demeter, who are hunted by the enigmatic vampire known as Dracula during his treacherous journey across the ocean.
The film adaptation had been in development for nearly two decades, with Schut initially writing the script. However, it faced numerous obstacles before Amblin Partners acquired the rights in October 2019. Øvredal was later announced as director and the main cast members were confirmed in 2021. Principal photography took place from June to October 2021. in Berlin and Malta. Although Thomas Newman was originally set to compose the score, Bear McCreary replaced him due to scheduling conflicts.
“The Last Voyage of the Demeter” will be released in the United States on August 11, 2023 by Universal Pictures.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter Plot :
The hapless crew encounters a series of grisly and terrifying incidents during their ill-fated journey from Transylvania to London. Each night, they are relentlessly hunted by a relentless being on the ship: the infamous vampire Dracula. Their survival becomes a harrowing test when they are faced with strange and horrifying events. Finally, the ship, named Demeter, washes up on the shores of England, but is a burnt-out, abandoned wreck. Unfortunately, there is no sign of the crew, leaving behind a haunting mystery of their fate at the hands of the legendary Dracula.
Last voyage of the demeter cast :
- Javier Botet as a Conde Dracula
- Aisling Franciosi as a Anna
- Corey Hawkins as a Clemens
- Liam Cunningham as a The Captain
- David Dastmalchian as a Wojchek
- Chris Walley
- Stefan Kapicic as a Olgaren
- Woody Norman
- Jon Jon Briones as a Cook
- Nikolai Nikolaeff as a Petrofsky
- Nicolo Pasetti as a Deputy Hirsch
- Martin Furulund
- Adam Shaw as a Lighthouse Keeper
- Sally Reeve as a Barmaid
- Graham Turner
Bragi F. Schut, while working at a model shop in Hollywood, was inspired by a miniature of Demeter from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and began writing a film set aboard a ship, influenced by Alien. After several changes of directors and writers, the film faced challenges with its period setting and its filming on water. Ultimately, Stefan Ruzowitzky was chosen to direct, and Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley were cast in October 2010. However, Ruzowitzky later left the project. David Slade and Neil Marshall were briefly brought on as directors, but also left.
In October 2019, André Øvredal was announced as director, and Amblin Partners obtained the rights. Corey Hawkins joined the cast in January 2021, with a new draft written by Zak Olkewicz. Additional cast members including David Dastmalchian, Liam Cunningham, Aisling Franciosi and others joined in June 2021.
Principal photography began in June 2021 in Berlin and then moved to Malta, concluding in October. In December 2022, Schut and Olkewicz were given screenplay credits, while Schut received screen story credit. Brian, Cauffiel, Hart, Ruzowitzky, and Schwentke received additional credit for off-screen literary material.