The Last Voyage of the Demeter | Official Trailer

The Last Voyage of the Demeter | Official Trailer

The legend of Dracula is born. Watch the trailer for The Last Voyage of the Demeter now.

The Last Voyage of the Demeter
In Theaters August 11th


Based on a single chilling chapter from Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo—fifty unmarked wooden crates—from Carpathia to London.

Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew.

The film stars Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, Straight Outta Compton) as Clemens, a doctor who joins the Demeter crew, Aisling Franciosi (Game of Thrones, The Nightingale) as an unwitting stowaway, Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Clash of the Titans) as the ship’s captain and David Dastmalchian (Dune, the Ant-Man franchise) as the Demeter’s first mate.

The film also features Jon Jon Briones (Ratched, American Horror Story), Stefan Kapicic (Deadpool films, Better Call Saul), Nikolai Nikolaeff (Stranger Things, Bruised) and Javier Botet (It films, Mama).

From DreamWorks Pictures and the producers of Zodiac and Black Swan, The Last Voyage of the Demeter is directed by Norwegian horror virtuoso André Øvredal (Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, Trollhunter), from a script by Bragi F. Schut (Escape Room), Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) and Zak Olkewicz (the upcoming Bullet Train), based on the chapter “The Captain’s Log” of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The film is produced by Brad Fischer and by Oscar®-nominated producer Mike Medavoy and Arnold Messer for Phoenix Pictures and is executive produced by Matthew Hirsch.

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39 Responses

  1. Drakorn says:

    This is a testament to how great of a novel Dracula is. One single chapter has enough things in it to make up its own horror story. This is one of the books I wouldn’t even be against splitting into multiple parts. Jonathan Harker’s stay at Dracula’s castle, the voyage of the Demeter, Dracula turning Lucy into a vampire, the heroes chasing Dracula back to his castle, all of that can very well fill many movies.

  2. DeathByCinema says:

    I’m glad that there’s a resurgence of genuinely interesting vampire stories coming out across different media. This was such a surprising thing to see, and I’m really looking forward to it.

    • AndSendMe says:

      @Gregory Greenwood-Nimmo It’s not even worthy to be called a chapter, just log entries verbally translated from Russian, a page or two of text, a brief account of disappearances and rumors. Anyway being first didn’t stop the movie John Carter from being called ‘derivative’ of all the things Star Wars took from the books. BUT, I expect this to be an engrossing and fun horror story. Fun just to see a high production 19th century sea story.

    • Gregory Greenwood-Nimmo says:

      @AndSendMe Though if any work of fiction has a claim to originating that trope, it would be the Demeter chapter in the original Dracula novel.

    • AndSendMe says:

      Superficially interesting, but the “monster on ship” framework is pretty dusty.

  3. James Aggas says:

    Now this looks intriguing. We’ve had a lot of adaptations of Dracula, but the voyage of the Demeter is only barely explored in the novel. Handled right, this could be a solid horror story in its own right.

  4. Taquito Bandito says:

    “He left the land of Westeros in search of something more. Now he’s chartering a ship, but he gets an unexpected visitor.”

  5. openskies11 says:

    Imagine creating a character that makes such an indelible mark on world culture that films are still being made about him 126 years later. 🙂

    • Michael Watson says:

      Films, TV shows, comics, manga, anime.

    • openskies11 says:

      I thought recalled Renfield being the sole survivor of the ship in the book, but it’s been awhile, so I could be wrong. I will edit my original comment.

    • Ced K says:

      @Tunnel Light Studios It’s easy to mishmash Renfield in Nosferatu (named Knock), Dwight Frye’s 1931 rendition, & the Coppola one all together. I’m thinking of re-exploring “Dracula’s Guest” as a Renfield origin story.

    • Tunnel Light Studios says:

      @Lukas Fennikel you’re right, he was already in the asylum. it’s been a while since I’ve read the book.

    • Lukas Fennikel says:

      @Tunnel Light Studios Are you sure you are not remembering the Francis Ford Coppola revision to Renfield’s backstory? Renfield in the book I’ve read had no contact with Dracula prior to him coming to England.

  6. Just Another Retired Hooligan says:

    This has a lot of potential. it’s based on the one single chapter in bram stokers dracula about the demeter where the ship came back a derelict and it’s dope. We get to see what good ol drac was up to when he was on that ship. man, he was a thirsty bat 🦇 🩸

  7. In The Basement says:

    I have been waiting for this movie for so long and I’m glad it’s finally coming and looks incredible

    • Lonewolf says:

      It’s was in 2005 when I first heard about this script?

    • Rafael Alódio says:

      When I read Dracula some years ago the Demeter voyage was my favorite part, I thought to myself that would make a great movie, I am glad some producer thought the same

  8. clashkid83 says:

    This better be good. I’ve been waiting over a decade for this movie to be made. Was really hoping Neil Marshall to direct it, but this looks promising.

  9. frankenstein's mobster says:

    Good on Universal for really taking the Dark Universe’s failure in stride. Seeing The Invisible Man be so great and now having two drastically different Dracula adaptations (Renfield and this project) shows that their catalog of classic monsters are great at being reinvented and reinterpreted time and time again

  10. Bartolome Esteban Murillo says:

    Bram Stoker was indeed ahead of his time. To adapt the last fateful voyager of the infamous ship is pure genius that took only one chapter. We obviously see Dracula in his bat form, I hope we explore more of the myth.

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