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Dracula at Sea

Dark Horizons is reporting that Australian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky (who had previously directed The Counterfeiters) is going to helm Bragi Schut's screenplay of The Last Voyage of the Demeter, which is actually based on a chapter from Bram Stoker's Dracula.
"The story," offers Dark Horizons, "describes the disturbing voyage taken by the vampire count to England on a merchant vessel shipping cargo from Transylvania to London. Stoker tells the story via the captain's log of the voyage, which begins in Bulgaria and becomes increasingly disjointed as members of the crew disappear as Dracula feeds on them to sustain himself. The ship eventually crashes on the rocks at Whitby with the only soul on board the dead captain who has been lashed to the steering wheel."

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That sounds like an interesting take on the Dracula mythos! It would have taken a long time for the ship to reach England so that could set up some really great tension for the Captain as everyone around him disappears.

Good Stuff Ed!
DogsOfWar - 3/3/2010, 10:54 AM
I find that intriguing, the notion of expanding a chapter and giving us more information on what happened BETWEEN chapters. This may sound bizarre, but it could almost be like Alien with fangs, with this unstoppable creature dispatching the crew one by one, and their only hope being the morning sun.
EdGross - 3/3/2010, 11:35 AM

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