Universal Pictures has released a dozen new photos from its period horror feature “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” which is set to open next month, including shots that offer a good glimpse at its creature.
The film takes one of the most famous chapters of Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula” and adapts it into its own feature story. It follows a 19th-century Russian merchant ship chartered to transport fifty unmarked wooden crates from Carpathia to London – contents unknown to the crew.
Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship.
The long-gestating project hails from acclaimed Norwegian film director Andre Ovredal (“Trollhunter,” “The Autopsy of Jane Doe,” “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”) along with the producers of Zodiac and Black Swan.
The cast includes Corey Hawkins, David Dastmalchian, Liam Cunningham, Aisling Franciosi, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapicic, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Woody Norman, Martin Furulund, Chris Walley and 6’7 actor Javier Botet as Dracula.
Zak Olkewicz (“Fear Street”) penned the script for the project, which hits cinemas on August 11th.