Viggo Mortensen has been offered the lead role of Henry Clemens in Neil Marshall's "The Last Voyage of the Demeter" at Millennium Films says Bloody Disgusting.
Based on a chapter in Bram Stoker's classic novel "Dracula", the story describes the disturbing voyage taken by the vampire count to England on a merchant vessel shipping cargo from Transylvania to London.
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 as Dracula feeds on them to sustain himself.
Lowell Cauffiel penned the latest draft of the script which is reminiscent of the original "Alien" in which a crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger. Ben Kingsley remains attached to play the ship's Captain.
Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Bradley Fischer will produce.