Lastly, a film will discover the age-old query “What would Dracula do on a ship?” It’s referred to as The Final Voyage of the Demeter and the trailer is right here.
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Directed by André Øvredal (Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, Trollhunter), The Final Voyage of the Demeter is based on one chapter in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, “The Captain’s Log,” which tells the story of a ship touring to England that left with a crew, however arrived with out one. What occurred on the ship? Nicely, Dracula occurred. The movie stars Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Aisling Franciosi (Recreation of Thrones, The Nightingale), Liam Cunningham (additionally Recreation of Thrones) and David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad). Test it out.
Just a few issues right here. First up, for the reason that chapter in Dracula ended with actually each single individual on the boat lifeless, you need to marvel if the film will go the identical approach. Are they going to kill that little child? The canine? (Inform us at the very least the canine survives.) It might be an fascinating, daring alternative for a studio horror movie to kill everybody, depart the villain alive, after which roll credit. So we’ll see.
Second… I don’t know. This trailer doesn’t actually do a lot for me. Am I loopy right here? Smashing Pumpkins apart, it seems to be fairly acquainted, although I’ve by no means seen a Dracula-on-a-boat story. Possibly it’s simply the thought of a killer drive in a singular location like in Alien that feels a little bit drained. At the least the seafaring setting does supply some dynamic visuals, which you start to see on the finish of the trailer. However this trailer particularly doesn’t fairly psyche me up for The Final Voyage of the Demeter. Possibly I’m improper. Tell us beneath.
The movie opens in theaters on August 11.
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