Viggo Mortensen Offered Lead In THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER
last we heard, Dog Soldiers director Neil Marshall was attached to helm The last Voyage Of The Demeter - the story of the doomed the ship that carried Dracula’s coffin from Transylvania to England - for Millennium Films. Sir Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace were also said to be on board as the ship's captain and a stowaway named Anna Billington, but nothing was ever officially confirmed.
Now Bloody Disgusting report that both actors "may" still be attached, and that Viggo Mortenson has been offered the lead role of Henry Clemens. The site also reporst that the latest script draft by Lowell Cauffiel will "place the voyage center stage in a tale that is reminiscent of the first movie in the Alien franchise, in which a crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger."
If that cast comes together, I would definitely be very interested to see this one. Vampire stories are a dime a dozen these days, and there are another 2 or 3 Dracula themed flicks either in production or at the planning stages as it is, but this sounds like it could be an original take on things.