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Destination Whitby

Dracula’s voyage to Britain on the Demeter set to become an Alien -style movie

Okay, how’s this for weird? There’s a new movie in development based on a bit of Bram Stoker’s Dracula . Not the whole novel – just one little section. The Last Voyage Of The Demeter will concentrate on the ship that unknowingly carried Dracula to Britain – by the time the ship arrived in Whitby, none of the crew was left alive. As The Hollywood Reporter puts it, that makes for a bit of a "period Alien " vibe. Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzk, whose The Counterfeiters won the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2007, is in negotiations to helm the movie, from a script by Bragi Schut (writer of the Nicolas Cage-starring Season Of The Witch ) which has apparently been doing the rounds in Hollywood for a decade.