Viggo Mortensen Could Play Lead in 'The Last Voyage of the Demeter'
Before Michael Fassbender took the film world by storm, there was another actor who shares Fassbender's on-screen intensity and propensity for working with high-quality directors who has captivated audiences for years. Viggo Mortensen has had varying levels of success since The Lord of the Rings franchise concluded nearly 10 years ago, but the erstwhile King of Men is looking to continue his streak of working with acclaimed filmmakers. Bloody-Disgusting reports that Mortensen has now been offered the lead role in Neil Marshall's The Last Voyage of Demeter, playing some mysterious character named Henry Clemens.
The story centers on a ship called the Demeter that transported Dracula from Transylvania to England, but when the ship came ashore, it was broken down and nearly all of the passengers were murdered. In the Bram Stoker version of the story, there's only one survivor. No word yet on whether Mortensen would play the lone survivor, or perhaps, in a sneaky bit of casting, Henry Clemens could be a fake name for Dracula and we could see the actor playing the world's most famous vampire. Jude Law was once up for this part, but Ben Kingsley is still attached to play the captain of the Demeter. There's no clear update about the possible involvement of Prometheus star Noomi Rapace, who was also attached to the project at one point in its ten year development and may still be on board in the role of "Anna Billington" (no relation to our own Alex). I hope Mortensen's casting pans out, because this project seems like it needs a little star power to finally leave port and start its voyage.