The Last Voyage of the Demeter
Directed byAndré Øvredal
Screenplay by
  • Bragi F. Schut
  • Stefan Ruzowitzki
  • Zak Olkewicz
Based on"The Captain's Log"
from Dracula
by Bram Stoker
Produced by
CinematographyRoman Osin[1]
Music byThomas Newman[2]
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 11, 2023 (2023-08-11)
CountryUnited States

The Last Voyage of the Demeter is an upcoming American horror film directed by André Øvredal from a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut, Stefan Ruzowitsky, and Zak Olkewicz. It is an adaptation of "The Captain's Log", a chapter from the 1897 Bram Stoker novel Dracula.[4] The film stars Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, and David Dastmalchian.

The Last Voyage of the Demeter is set to be released in the United States on August 11, 2023, by Universal Pictures.[5]


Strange events befall the crew of the merchant ship known as the Demeter.



In 2002, Bragi F. Schut wrote the initial screenplay for The Last Voyage of the Demeter with Robert Schwentke on board to direct. However, the film languished in development hell for close to two decades with several other directors attached to the film including Marcus Nispel, Stefan Ruzowitsky, David Slade and Neil Marshall. At one point Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley were set to star in the film, with Viggo Mortensen "in talks".[6][7][8][9]

In October 2019, it was announced André Øvredal would direct the film with Amblin Partners set to produce.[10] In January 2021, Corey Hawkins joined the cast of the film with a screenplay by Zak Olkewicz.[11] In June 2021, David Dastmalchian, Liam Cunningham, Aisling Franciosi, Javier Botet, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapičić, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Woody Norman, Martin Furulund and Chris Walley joined the cast of the film.[12]

Principal photography began in June 2021 in Berlin. Filming later occurred in Malta.[13] Principal photography has wrapped, as of 1 October 2021.[14]


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  2. ^ "Thomas Newman to Score André Øvredal's 'The Last Voyage of the Demeter' | Film Music Reporter".
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  6. ^ Script to Pieces: The Last Voyage Of Demeter
  7. ^ MOVIESFriday the 13th Helmer to Captain ‘The Last Voyage of Demeter’
  8. ^ Neil Marshall to Direct The Last Voyage of Demeter
  9. ^ Viggo Mortensen Offered 'Last Voyage of the Demeter'; Kingsley & Rapace Still Attached?
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (October 1, 2019). "'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Filmmaker Tackling Horror Thriller 'Last Voyage of the Demeter' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 26, 2021). "Corey Hawkins To Star In 'Last Voyage Of The Demeter' For Amblin And André Øvredal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (June 30, 2021). "David Dastmalchian, Liam Cunningham Join Amblin Horror Thriller 'Last Voyage of the Demeter' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  13. ^ Lane, Carey (June 30, 2021). "Javier Botet Will Haunt the 'Last Voyage of the Demeter' as Dracula in Upcoming Amblin Horror Film". Collider. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  14. ^ "Cheers to director André Øvredal and his talented cast and hardy crew on the completion of principal photography for THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER. You are the lifeblood of this creative endeavor, and as we all know, the blood is the life..." Twitter. October 1, 2021. Retrieved October 3, 2021.