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Universal has released a trio of clips from their upcoming Dracula movie The Last Voyage of the Demeter, directed by Andre Ovredal
Universal Pictures will be giving the horror film The Last Voyage of the Demeter, which is based on a single chapter, the Captain’s Log, from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, a theatrical release on August 11th. With the release date just a couple weeks away, they’ve decided to promote the film by dropping a trio of clips online. You can watch one of the clips in the embed above, and the other two can be found at the bottom of this article.
Escaping development hell twenty years after the script was first written (Bragi F. Schut, Stefan Ruzowitzky, and Zak Olkewicz all receive writing credits on the finished film), The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo – fifty unmarked wooden crates – from Carpathia to London. Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew.
The film stars Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) as Clemens, a doctor who joins the Demeter crew; Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale) as an unwitting stowaway; Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) as the ship’s captain; and David Dastmalchian (the Ant-Man franchise) as the Demeter’s first mate. Also in the cast are Jon Jon Briones (American Horror Story), Stefan Kapicic (Deadpool films), Nikolai Nikolaeff (Stranger Things), and the aforementioned Javier Botet.
Directed by André Øvredal (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), The Last Voyage of the Demeter is coming to us from DreamWorks Pictures. The project was produced by Brad Fischer and Mike Medavoy and Arnold Messer for Phoenix Pictures. Matthew Hirsch serves as executive producer.
Are you looking forward to The Last Voyage of the Demeter? Check out the clips, then let us know whether or not you’ll be watching this movie by leaving a comment below.
I can’t wait to see this one. Our own Chris Bumbray had the chance to see some footage from The Last Voyage of the Demeter at CinemaCon last year, and he said the movie looks epic, gory, and classy.
Production Designer: Edward Thomas