David Slade (“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, “30 Days of Night”) has been tapped to direct Phoenix Pictures’ period horror movie The Last Voyage of the Demeter. Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace are attached to the project, with active talks underway with actors for the lead role.
The project’s script was written a decade ago by Bragi Schut [via Heat Vision | THR]:
Demeter was the name of the ship that transported Dracula from Transylvania to London in Bram Stoker’s classic tale. In that novel, it washes up on the shores of England, tattered and broken, with one raving mad survivor.
Written a decade ago by Bragi Schut, the script places the voyage center stage in a tale that is reminiscent of the first movie in the Alien franchise, in which a crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger.