“Demeter” is the name of the ship that carried Dracula’s coffin from Transylvania to England in Bram Stoker’s classic tale.
The story, penned by Bragi Schut Jr., is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” describing the arrival of the vampire count in England on a cargo ship that has crashed into the rocks at Whitby with no crew and the dead captain lashed to the steering wheel. 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.
Written by Bragi Schut, it’s said to place 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.
“Cold Skin” is the debut novel by Catalan author Albert Sánchez Piñol. The novel chronicles the stay of an unnamed weather official on a remote island in the south Atlantic close to the Antarctic Circle
Vendome Pictures announced their Ray Wright written thriller, The Widow, a few months back and have now found their director in none other than David Slade (30 Days Of Night, Twilight: Eclipse, “Game Of Thrones”, “Hannibal”), per THR.
The film, “follows a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence.” Producer Philippe Rousselet commented on the hiring, “We are thrilled to be working on this piece with David. He is such a dynamic filmmaker and we are excited about his vision to make this movie a throwback to some of the most iconic thrillers in cinematic history — not to mention the two females leads being the strongest and most interesting we have seen in some time.”
Wright previously wrote The Crazies, starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell. Steve Golin and Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content will co-produce along with Rousselet. Vendome will also finance.
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We now have a lengthy 2-minute long international trailer for NBC’s “Hannibal” that shares quite a bit of new footage.
The Bryan Fuller-produced drama is being billed as a contemporary take on the characters from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel that focuses on the fledgling relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), his mentor. Other key cast members include Lance Henriksen (Near Dark, roughly 8% of horror movies in general), Gillian Anderson (“X-Files”), Gina Torres (“Firefly”), “Wonderfalls”’ Caroline Dhavernas and Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me).
The show, directed by 30 Days of Night‘s David Slade, airs April 4th. READ MORE
It appears as though David Slade (pictured above; 30 Days Of Night, Hard Candy, Eclipse) is the latest director to tackle Josh Zetumer’s Villain. Zetumer, if you’ll recall, also wrote the upcoming Robocop remake and is scripting The Infiltrator for as a Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle for Warner Brothers.
Per Variety, “Wayfare Entertainment has tapped David Slade to direct the psychological thriller ‘Villain,’ written by Josh Zetumer. Production is scheduled to take place in Alaska, and the filmmakers are currently casting the two lead roles.” In the film, “ a forest-fire spotter with a secret is visited by his crazy brother in the remote, frozen wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.”
I remember reading a draft of this script back in 2006 or 2007, I’m pretty sure it was Zetumer’s spec/calling card at the time. People were flipping out about it and I was wondering if they knew something I didn’t. Maybe I should dust it off again and see if I can dig it as much as everyone else apparently does. It certainly takes place in the snow, which Slade knows well.
David Slade (30 Days Of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) will be taking a rest from the vampire action for a bit, as he has been tapped to direct the pilot episode of “Hannibal”. This is just the most recent foray into television for the helmer.
Per Deadline, “Feature director David Slade is set to direct the pilot for Hannibal, NBC’s 13-episode series from Gaumont International Television… This marks Slade’s return to NBC where he directed the pilot for freshman drama Awake last season. He most recently helmed the Lifetime drama pilot American Housewife starring Melanie Griffith.”
As previously reported, Hugh Dancy (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Black Hawk Down) is set to play Will Graham in NBC’s 13-episode series, which is written and executive produced by Bryan Fuller and executive produced by Martha DeLaurentiis. The project is described as a contemporary thriller featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris’ novel “Red Dragon” – FBI agent Will Graham (Dancy) and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter – who are re-introduced at the beginning of their budding relationship. READ MORE
Hopefully this 12 hour work day (don’t ever say I’m not dedicated) will come to an end after I finish this story… but at least this piece of news is awesome.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter may be getting ready to finally set sail.
David Slade, who directed vampires the awesome 30 Days of Night and the forgettable Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is in talks to tackle the blood-sucking genre again with Phoenix Pictures’ long-in-the-works period horror movie.
The lead role is not cast but Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace are attached to co-star. Phoenix is in active talks with actors for the lead role.
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.
Written a decade ago by Bragi Schut, the script 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.
As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
Set in the isolated town of Barrow, Alaska, in the extreme northern hemisphere, which is plunged into complete darkness annually for an entire month. When most of the inhabitants head south for the winter, a mysterious group of strangers appear: bloodthirsty vampires, ready to take advantage of the uninterrupted darkness to feed on the town’s residents. As the night wears on, Barrow’s Sheriff Eben (Josh Hartnett), his estranged wife Stella (Melissa George), and an ever-shrinking group of survivors must do anything they can to last until daylight.