Marcus Nispel Takes “Demeter” Voyage

Director Marcus Nispel (“Friday the 13th”) is in talks to helm “The Last Voyage of Demeter” for Phoenix Pictures says Variety.

Based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, the story describes 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.

Bragi Schut Jr. adapted the story. Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and Brad Fischer are producing.

Robert Schwentke had previously been attached to direct. Production begins later this year.