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David Slade On Board for The Last Voyage of the Demeter?

Man, how things change over time. When we first covered The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Marcus Nispel was set to direct. Thankfully we dodged that bullet because everything would have been orange and riddled with lens flares. Now there’s talk of some new and very competent blood to take the helm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog, David Slade, who directed vampires in 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is in talks to tackle the blood-sucking genre again with Phoenix Pictures’ long-in-the-works period horror movie.

The lead role is not cast, but Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace are attached to co-star. Phoenix is in active talks with actors for the lead role.

The script, written by Season of the Witch‘s Bragi Schut over a decade ago, places the ship’s voyage center stage in a tale that (much like the original Alien) will illustrate for viewers what happens when a not-so-human passenger slaughters its transporters one-by-one.

Bring it on!

David Slade On Board for The Last Voyage of the Demeter?

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  • theGoldenSimatar

    Very excited about this now that Slade is attached. Nispel’s movies are nice to look at but are fairly meh.

  • LifeMi

    If Nispel couldn’t do Leatherface and Jason successfully, there is no way in hell he could pull off Dracula, or any other film for that matter.

  • Vanvance1

    Nispel doesn’t know much about storytelling but he is technically proficient. Slade seems smarter but holds on to the close ups and extreme close ups too damn much.