Friday the 13th’s Nispel Boards Demeter


Dracula’s journey From Bulgaria to England

Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) is in talks to direct The Last Voyage of Demeter for Phoenix Pictures.

Variety says that the story, written by Bragi Schut Jr., is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” describing the arrival of the vampire count in England on a cargo ship that has crashed into the rocks at Whitby with no crew and the dead captain lashed to the steering wheel. Stoker tells the story via the captain’s log of the voyage, which begins in Bulgaria and becomes increasingly disjointed as members of the crew disappear.

The project was once a vehicle for Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans). Chris Bender and JC Spink are executive producing alongside Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and Brad Fischer.

Source: Variety