Noomi Rapace, the star of the Swedish film adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and its two sequels, has signed on for the long gestating “The Last Voyage of Demeter” at Phoenix Pictures reports The Los Angeles Times.
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. The ship eventually crashes on the rocks at Whitby with the only soul on board the dead captain who has been lashed to the steering wheel.
Rapace will portray a stowaway on the boat transporting the coffin. Ben Kingsley has also joined the cast in an unknown role, but the lead male actor has yet to be cast.
Bragi F. Schut penned the script a decade ago for the film which has had the likes of Marcus Nispel and Robert Schwentke previously attached to direct. Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky (“The Counterfeiters”) came onboard as director earlier this year.
Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Bradley Fischer will produce.