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Neil Marshall Now Setting Sail with 'The Last Voyage of the Demeter'

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May 11, 2012
Source: THR

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I feel like a bad movie geek because I still haven't seen Neil Marshall's The Descent. From all accounts, it's one of the most terrifying horror films to hit the big screen in the past few years, and trust me - it's near the top of my Netflix queue right now, so I'll be checking it out shortly. Marshall will be returning to the horror thriller genre with his next project, as THR reports he's boarding The Last Voyage of Demeter. The Demeter was the ship that took Dracula from Transylvania to London in Bram Stoker's novel, and by the time it reaches the shore, it's broken down and everyone is dead except for one lunatic survivor. Read on!

We've actually been writing about this particular project for years, ever since The Counterfeiters director Stefan Ruzowitzky was slated to direct back in 2010. 30 Days of Night director David Slade took over last year, with Sir Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace attached to star. We don't know if those actors are still interested or able to take part in the project, though it's unlikely they're involved anymore, but Marshall's solid track record with genre work should be enough to attract some interested parties if Kingsley and Rapace can't stick around for the real thing. Perhaps his Centurion star Michael Fassbender can free up some time on his schedule to play a part. We'll have to see if this version even leaves port. Thoughts?

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  • Ehsan Davodi
    Astonishing! I wait so long for this, after David slade treachery this best horror news I hear, mr.Ben I see descent,very cool,directing,acting,cinematography,effects,score was excellent But this adaption want one important matter: ATMOSPHERE In coppola's Dracula we see this voyage in 2minutes and that was great I think actor of playing role of Dracula is very important too. Gary oldman was unique. He was eternal In that role. If marshal focus on good plot and atmosphere and chose good cast too, we will see best DRACULA movie ever Can't wait
  • happy camper
    thats a interesting idea. im very intrigued. 
  • Dkurysz137
    I love Neil Marshall movies. Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and even Centurion. Also i believe he directed an episode of Game of Thrones this season?

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