In a spine-tingling new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic tale, Dracula, DreamWorks Pictures takes audiences on a terrifying journey in “The Last Voyage of the Demeter.”
The film delves into a single, chilling chapter from the original novel, recounting the ill-fated voyage of the merchant ship Demeter.
The Demeter, chartered to transport fifty unmarked wooden crates from Carpathia to London, experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events that spell doom for its crew. Every night, an unseen presence haunts the ship, leaving it a charred derelict by the time it reaches England’s shores—with no trace of the crew that once sailed her.
Corey Hawkins, renowned for his roles in “In the Heights” and “Straight Outta Compton,” stars as Clemens, a doctor who joins the Demeter crew. Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, and David Dastmalchian—familiar faces from “Game of Thrones,” “The Nightingale,” “Clash of the Titans,” and the “Ant-Man” franchise—also bring their formidable talent to the cast.
Directed by Norwegian horror maestro André Øvredal, known for “Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark” and “Trollhunter,” the film is brought to life by an enthralling script from the creative minds of Bragi F. Schut, Stefan Ruzowitzky, and Zak Olkewicz. Their narrative draws inspiration from “The Captain’s Log,” a chapter in Stoker’s Dracula.
“The Last Voyage of the Demeter” is produced by Brad Fischer, Oscar®-nominated producer Mike Medavoy and Arnold Messer for Phoenix Pictures, with executive production by Matthew Hirsch. This horror spectacle promises to leave audience hearts pounding and pulses racing – in theaters August 11th.