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Originally slated for January 2023, we learned tonight that Universal The Last Voyage of Demeter will hit theaters much later, now slated for August 11, 2023.

Writer Bragi Schutthe script The last voyage of the Demeter has been floating around for many years now, with several different administrators attached at various times. The director who ended up aboard the ship is André Ovredal (Jane Doe’s autopsy, scary stories to tell in the dark), announced in 2021 as director of the film Amblin Partners.

Corey Hawkin (Kong: Skull Island“The Walking Dead”) plays in The Last Voyage of Demeter. The latest version of the script was written by Zak Olkewicz (High-speed train).

The film is “based on a single chapter, the captain’s journalfrom Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel Dracula. The chapter tells the story of the Russian schooner Demeter, which was chartered to transport private cargo – twenty-four unmarked wooden crates – from Carpathia to London. The film will detail the bizarre events that befell the doomed crew as they attempted to survive the sea voyage, stalked each night by a terrifying presence aboard the ship. When it finally arrived near Whitby Harbor it was a wreck. There was no trace of the crew.

The cast also includes Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapicicand Nikolai Nikolaeffwith Javier Botet like Dracula.

Mike Medavoy, Brad Fischer and Arnold Messer produce.

Filmmakers such as Robert Schwentke, Marcus Nispel, Stefan Ruzowitsky, David Slade, and Neil Marshall have been attached to direct the film over the years.

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