The Last Voyage of the Demeter featurette puts the spotlight on Javier Botet’s Dracula

A new featurette gives a behind-the-scenes look at the version of Dracula played by Javier Botet in The Last Voyage of the Demeter

Universal Pictures’ The Last Voyage of the Demeter, which is based on a single chapter, the Captain’s Log, from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, is set to reach theatres this Friday, August 11th, and Universal has recently been promoting the film by releasing multiple clips – like the one you can see in the embed above. Now they’ve unveiled a featurette that puts the spotlight on this film’s version of the legendary Dracula, played by popular creature performer Javier Botet, whose credits include Mama and the recent It adaptations. To get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this Dracula, check out the featurette at the bottom of this article.

Escaping development hell twenty years after the script was first written (Bragi F. Schut, Stefan Ruzowitzky, and Zak Olkewicz all receive writing credits on the finished film), The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo – fifty unmarked wooden crates – 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. 

The film stars Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) as Clemens, a doctor who joins the Demeter crew; Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale) as an unwitting stowaway; Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) as the ship’s captain; and David Dastmalchian (the Ant-Man franchise) as the Demeter’s first mate. Also in the cast are Jon Jon Briones (American Horror Story), Stefan Kapicic (Deadpool films), Nikolai Nikolaeff (Stranger Things), and the aforementioned Javier Botet.

Directed by André Øvredal (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), The Last Voyage of the Demeter is coming to us from DreamWorks Pictures. The project was produced by Brad Fischer and Mike Medavoy and Arnold Messer for Phoenix Pictures. Matthew Hirsch serves as executive producer. 

Are you looking forward to The Last Voyage of the Demeter? Have any of the clips convinced you to head out to see it this weekend? Let us know by leaving a comment below… but first, watch this featurette:

Source: Universal Pictures

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