The Last Voyage Of The Demeter has been in development for several years, but got new impetus recently, when Neil Marshall signed on to direct. Now it seems it’s time for casting, with Bloody Disgusting reporting that an offer has gone out to Viggo Mortensen to star.
Bragi F. Schut wrote the original screenplay (since rewritten by Lowell Cauffiel), which expands on a small portion of Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. The Demeter was the ship that transported the vampire from Transylvania to London, except the ship washes up on shore with only one survivor left. This story tells the tale of that voyage, where one undead passenger murdered the ship’s crew, one by one.
When David Slade was attached to the project, Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley were set to star. It isn’t known if the actors are still involved. There’s no news on when it might shoot (or giving it’s history, when the next director will come onboard).