Neil Marshall Boards The Last Voyage of the Demeter

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It’s been over a year since last there was anything to report on the Dracula tale The Last Voyage of the Demeter, but holy cow, has some really cool news sailed on in. News that has us grinning from ear-to-ear!

According to THR, Neil Marshall, the noted horror filmmaker behind The Descent, is attached to direct the long-gestating Demeter, which is being set up at Millennium Films. The project over the years has attracted such directors as Robert Schwentke and Marcus Nispel. The flick almost left port last year with Twilight: Eclipse helmer David Slade and a cast that included Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace, but the tide turned, forcing the sails to fold.

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

Neil Marshall Boards The Last Voyage of the Demeter

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  • will graham

    Nu Image/Millennium sure do love picking up projects no other company want to make.

    I know I’m going to get lynched for this, but I hope this isn’t going to be a gorefest, this is an ideal tale for atmosfear rather than blood and gore

    • theGoldenSimatar

      I actually agree about it not being a gorefest instead of an atmospheric horror film. Marshall showed with ‘The Descent’ that he can do amazing atmosphere and build up the dread and suspense; but then use the gore as the payoff.

      Gore by itself isn’t scary, it’s all about the buildup to the red stuff.

      • Gus Bjork

        Me too. A story, some interesting characters, some atmosphere, suspense and scares and fun design and effects is all I want. Just another slaughterhouse flick doesn’t interest me at all.

  • Terminal

    Marshall is one of my favorite directors out there today. I can’t wait to see what he does with this.

    • Vanvance1

      Can’t disagree with that. I’ve been waiting eagerly awaiting the next Marshall film.

      • Diavolo

        I’ve been entertained by every film he’s made, so I’ll get behind it. Sad that he never got round to making ‘Outpost’ or ‘Sacrilege’.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    Very excited to see what Marshall comes up with.

  • The Woman In Black

    This could be my favorite story of the week! Neil Marshall + Dracula = Extreme Awesomeness!