Source: Bloody Disgusting
Interesting news has hit the web concerning THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER, a film that’s been stuck in development hell since it was first announced way back in 2004. Currently, it is property of Millenium Films with Neil Marshall (DOG SOLDIERS, THE DESCENT) attached back in May to direct.
From Bloody Disgusting:
Although yet to be confirmed, we’re told Ben Kingsley is still attached to play the film’s Captain. In addition, Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, The Road, The Lord of the Rings) has been offered the lead role of “Henry Clemens,” a source exclusively reveals to Bloody. There’s no real word on Noomi Rapace, coming off Prometheus, other than she “may” still be starring as “Anna Billington.” I can only guess it comes down to scheduling, especially with a movie that’s been stuck ashore for nearly a decade.
“Demeter” is the name of the ship that carried Dracula’s coffin from Transylvania to England in Bram Stoker’s classic tale.
The story, penned by Bragi Schut Jr., is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” describing the arrival of the vampire count in England on a cargo ship that has crashed into the rocks at Whitby with no crew and the dead captain lashed to the steering wheel. Stoker tells the story via the captain’s log of the voyage, which begins in Bulgaria and becomes increasingly disjointed as members of the crew disappear.
Written by Bragi Schut (The latest draft was written by Lowell Cauffiel), it’s said to place 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.