Stefan Ruzowitzky Takes Last Voyage of the Demeter


Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) is in negotiations to helm horror-thriller The Last Voyage of the Demeter for Phoenix Pictures.

The film will be 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 screenplay was written a decade ago by Bragi Schut. Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Bradley Fischer of Phoenix are producing.