First Look At Javier Botet’s Dracula In ‘The Last Voyage Of The Demeter’

July 15, 2023

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One of the most highly anticipated horror films of the year is Universal’s vampire tale, The Last Voyage of the Demeter.


The first clear look at actor Javier Botet, who has appeared in films such as Insidious: The Last Key, The Conjuring 2, IT and IT: Chapter 2, as Dracula in the movie, has been shared on the July cover of Fangoria.


The movie is based on a single chilling chapter, “The Captain’s Log,” from Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, and tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo—fifty unmarked wooden crates—from Carpathia to London.


André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) is at the helm of the film written by Bragi Schut. Zak Olkewicz (Bullet Train) wrote the script’s latest version.


The Last Voyage also stars Corey Hawkins (In the Heights, Straight Outta Compton) as Clemens, a doctor who joins the Demeter crew, and Aisling Franciosi (Game of Thrones, The Nightingale) as an unwitting stowaway. Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Clash of the Titans) as the ship’s captain, and David Dastmalchian (Dune, the Ant-Man franchise) as the Demeter’s first mate.


The film is produced by Brad Fischer and Oscar®-nominated producers Mike Medavoy and Arnold Messer for Phoenix Pictures and is executive produced by Matthew Hirsch. The film comes from DreamWorks Pictures and the Zodiac and Black Swan producers.


Check out the cover of Fangoria’s July issue, which features Botet as Dracula. And head to theaters on August 11, 2023, to watch The Last Voyage of the Demeter.




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