For nearly a decade now, producers have been trying to get The Last Voyage Of The Demeter to the screen, with a seemingly endless list of directors coming and going from the movie, but no movie ever coming of it. They’re not giving up though, as after Robert Schwentke (Red), Marcus Nispel (Conan the Barbarian), Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters),and David Slade (Hard Candy) have all left the project, THR reports that Neil Marshall (Centurion, The Descent) has signed on to helm.
Bragi F. Schut wrote the original screenplay, 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).