THR (via ComingSoon) has learned that the director of the 2008 Best Foreign Language Film-Oscar winner The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitzky, has lined up his new project. Titled The Last Voyage of the Demeter, it will be a horror film that is a slight adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, based essentially on a chapter from the book.
The chapter (and tentative picture) takes place aboard a vessel called the Demeter which is transporting Dracula’s body and has its crew disappearing one by one. In the novel, the chapter (as with the rest of the book), is told in an epistolary structure from the perspective of the ship captain’s diary as he chronicles the disappearance of his crew, one-by-one. The script was written ten years ago by Bragi Schut, who scripted the upcoming Nicolas Cage film Season of the Witch. Production is set to begin later this year.
I haven’t seen The Counterfeiters yet even though I’ve heard great things about it (boosted by its Oscar win). Some have described this project as being similar to Alien in truly familiar ways, not that that’s a bad thing. I find the concept of adapting a chapter from a book intriguing and unique, and hopefully they’ll be able to stretch the single chapter premise to feature length.
What do you think of this project?
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