The Last Voyage of the Demeter director André Øvredal on the chances of developing a sequel to the Dracula movie.
SPOILERS for The Last Voyage of the Demeter. Based on a single chapter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter follows the crew of the merchant ship Demeter as they attempt to survive the voyage from Transylvania to London, all while being hunted by the legendary vampire. We all know the Dracula story as it’s been adapted to film dozens of times over the last century, but what are the chances that we might see a sequel to The Last Voyage of the Demeter?
The Last Voyage of the Demeter obviously expands on the chapter from Bram Stoker’s novel, but it remains largely faithful to the story, with one notable exception which could be picked up for a sequel.
While speaking with THR, The Last Voyage of the Demeter director André Øvredal was asked if he had thought about the next chapter. “Yeah, we’ve been humorously discussing whether this movie can keep going,” Øvredal said. “Our title, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, obviously kind of ends it, but the whole idea was to be as truthful to the original source material as possible and still create our own story. But if you wanted to do a sequel, you would actually have to do a revisionist tale, because what happens at the end of the movie does not entirely match up with the book. So you’d have to go a completely different route, and that would be intriguing. So if you were making a sequel, you would probably want to follow the basic trajectory of the book, while adding in some new elements.“
As The Last Voyage of the Demeter took over twenty years to get to the big screen, I wouldn’t keep my fingers crossed for a sequel just yet, but I suppose that all comes down to how it performs at the box office.
“Strange and horrifying events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage from Transylvania to London, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship: a legendary vampire known as Dracula,” reads the official synopsis. “When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew.“
The Last Voyage of the Demeter is now playing in theaters, so be sure to check out a review from our own Jessica Dwyer right here. Would you like to see a sequel to The Last Voyage of the Demeter?