The vampire lord is on board.
The horror hype is running full speed ahead for the new Dracula-themed The Last Voyage of the Demeter. Just yesterday, three brief snippets from the film dropped, and now, several graphic images of the iconic vampire have arrived–courtesy of Fangoria Magazine.
Director Andre Ovredal told Fangoria that his aim with this film was to create “the most horrific, frightening depiction of Dracula ever seen on screen.” To that end, he explained, he needed an actor “who could be agile and do things that are superhuman.”
Ovredal’s choice for this plum role was Javier Botet–who’s joined in the cast by Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, Jo Jo Briones, Stefan Kapicic and Nikolai Nikolaeff.
The Universal/Dreamworks movie–set for the big screen Aug. 11–is directed by Ovredal from a screenplay by Bragi Schut, Stefan Ruzowitsky and Zak Olkewicz.
Based on one chilling chapter in Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula, the film follows the merchant ship Demeter as it sails from Carpathia to London–laden with 50 unmarked wooden crates. And one of those crates holds a deadly secret.
During the sea voyage, the crew is stalked by “a merciless presence aboard the ship.” And, when the vessel finally reaches England, it is a “charred, derelict wreck–with no trace of the crew.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Last Voyage of the Demeter.