New Dracula movie set to be scariest adaptation ever
“The Last Voyage of the Demeter”, slated for an August 2023 release, will be a dark, chilling take on Dracula’s journey to Whitby on board the damned ship.
According to MovieWeb, David Dastmalchian, who has been recently known for his appearances in Marvel’s Ant-Man franchise, recently discussed how the film would chill the blood of audiences. Speaking to Collider, the outlet quoted him as saying that André Øvredal, who is a student of and child of, grown up on the genre, took a huge swing with this film.
“I think it’s gonna scare the crap out of people, but it’s also gonna be one of those movie experiences that transports you to this other place,” Dastmalchian said.
He goes on to say that horror is his backbone and he is a true monster kid.
“He has this deep love and affinity for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, as do I. His knowledge of the book and his passion for the characters is so beautiful, and he’s got this really intense and unique vision and a way of telling stories that is so outside of the box. So anyone who’s familiar with his works like Trollhunter, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, you go, Well, this guy never takes a little swing. He takes a big swing.”
Universal Pictures Bram Stoker’s Dracula has been adapted many times and in many different genres. In fact this year will see Nicolas Cage playing a less than serious take on the Count in Renfield, but for those looking for something darker, it seems that “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” could be the movie to bring the legendary vampire back to his dark and sinister roots.
The film is based on one chapter from Stoker’s novel that is taken from the Captain’s log of the Demeter, the ship that brings Dracula to Whitby and finds its crew terrorised by the dark presence they are unexpectedly delivering in their cargo.
While the segment of the story has been adapted several times in many of the big-screen and TV adaptations of the novel, this is the first time that a whole project has been focused on just that chapter.