“The Last Voyage of the Demeter” — August 11
Audiences have seen the “Dracula” story brought to life a number of times on the big screen, with stars like Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, and Luke Evans becoming the legendary vampire over the decades.
But Universal Pictures is focusing on a very particular chapter of the villain’s life in “The Last Voyage of the Demeter.”
In Bram Stoker’s original “Dracula” novel, the titular vampire leaves his castle in Transylvania and stows aboard the Demeter, which takes him to England. The movie from director André Øvredal depicts the journey as Dracula picks off the crew one by one.
It has the potential to be a truly creepy movie, and a talented cast is aboard for the terror, especially since Javier Botet is playing Dracula himself. He previously played the Crooked Man in “The Conjuring 2,” the diseased leper in “IT,” and the Slender Man in “Slender Man.” So he knows how to creep audiences out.
“Game of Thrones” alum Liam Cunningham will play the ship’s captain, with “The Suicide Squad” and “Dune” star David Dastmalchian as his first mate, Wojchek. Corey Hawkins is also set to play Clemens, the ship’s doctor, and Aisling Franciosi will play Anna, a stowaway.