Over the past few years vampires have broken free from the shackles of their cinematic coffins and have taken control of the reins once held so proudly by zombies during most of the past decade. Sadly, much of these films have been in the vein of Underworld and the-series-which-shall-not-be-named. In a way, these films can be thought of as a sort of maturation process for the mythical creature, whose voice finally dropped with the recent release of the Spierig Bros. unique Daybreakers. Other upcoming vampire flicks worth their salt (hopefully) include Alex Proyas' Dracula: Year Zero, and the not-quite-vampiric Vlad the Impaler by Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam.

The winner, however, lies with producers Mike Medavoy and Brad Fischer (Shutter Island, Zodiac) and their upcoming throwback to Nosferatu, The Last Voyage of the Demeter. One of the most frightening aspects of the classic F. W. Murnau take on the Dracula story features the titular vampire Graf Orlock wreaking havoc on a boat unwittingly transporting him Transylvania to the fictitious German city of Wisborg. It is this premise that Bragi Schut, who penned the upcoming Nic Cage vehicle Season of the Witch, based his Demeter script upon.

The producers recently had a sit down with FEARnet to discuss the myriad of projects they're currently working on and gave us some choice information on Demeter.
categories Horror