Viggo Mortensen offered a place aboard The Last Voyage of the Demeter

Back in May, we brought you the good news that production was to finally begin on THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER, the vampire flick detailing Dracula's journey from Transylvania to England. With Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT, DOG SOLDIERS, DOOMSDAY) set to direct and Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace (below) still possibly attached to the film, Bloody Disgusting has learned that another actor might soon join the crew. It's no slouch either, as the man in question happens to be the one and only Viggo Mortensen. The star would portray the character of "Henry Clemens". Hopefully, the news proves out, as having such an acclaimed actor on board would be a definite boon to the much delayed project.

Demeter was the name of the ship that transported Dracula from Transylvania to London in Bram Stoker's classic tale. In that novel, it washes up on the shores of England, tattered and broken, with one raving mad survivor. THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER places the voyage center stage in a tale that is reminiscent of the first movie in the Alien franchise, in which a crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger.

No word yet on when filming would begin, but we'll definitely let you know once a date is set.


Extra Tidbit: Neil Marshall recently directed an episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones".



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