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David Slade Sets Sail With Vampire Film Last Voyage Of The Demeter

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David Slade Sets Sail With Vampire Film <i>Last Voyage Of The Demeter</i>

David Slade, who directed 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is in talks to helm another vampire film, Phoenix Pictures’ The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Heat Vision reports.

Written a decade ago by Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch, CBS’s Threshold), the horror movie centers on the Demeter, the Russian schooner that in Bram Stoker’s novel transported Dracula to England. The crew was killed one by one, leaving the ship to run aground with a single insane survivor aboard. IDW Publishing released a four-issue miniseries last year, Bram Stoker’s Death Ship: The Last Voyage of the Demeter, that used the same premise.

Although the studio has yet to cast its lead actor, Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sherlock Holmes 2) are attached to co-star.

The long-in-the-works movie has drawn the interest of several directors, including Robert Schwentke, Marcus Nispel and, most recently, Stefan Ruzowitzky, who dropped out just last month. Heat Vision notes that although Slade’s involvement should help Phoenix secure financing, by the time the money is in place the actors could have moved on to other projects.

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