We are so very excited to share the first trailer for Universal Pictures’ upcoming film “The Last Voyage of the Demeter.” For those unaware, the Demeter is the ship which ferries Bram Stoker‘s classic vampire villain Dracula from his homeland to Mayfair, England. The film takes it’s cues from one single chapter in Stoker’s original novel, “The Captain’s Log.”
Be advised, there is portrayed animal trauma in the trailer below, so maybe don’t watch it if that’s a problem for you.
Carrying fifty unmarked wooden crates— containing earth (dirt) and other ephemera from Carpathia to London- strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew.
Corey Hawkins (“In the Heights,” “Straight Outta Compton“) stars as Clemens, a doctor who joins the Demeter crew, Aisling Franciosi (“Game of Thrones“) as an unwitting stowaway, Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones“) as the ship’s captain, and David Dastmalchian (“Dune“) as the Demeter’s first mate. Jon Jon Briones (“American Horror Story“), Stefan Kapicic (“Deadpool,” “Better Call Saul“), Nikolai Nikolaeff (“Stranger Things“), and Javier Botet (“It” films, “Mama“) also star.
André Øvredal (“Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark,” “Trollhunter“) directs from a script by Bragi F. Schut (“Escape Room“), Stefan Ruzowitzky (“The Counterfeiters“), and Zak Olkewicz (“Bullet Train“).
“The Last Voyage of the Demeter” hits theaters August 11th, 2023.