The Last Voyage of the Demeter stars Walking Dead actor Corey Hawkins and is another chapter in the story of Dracula. Universal announced October 17 as the digital, Blu-ray, and DVD release date.
Bloody Disgusting shared the details of this announcement, revealing the release will include over 30 minutes of bonus material. The bonus features include over 30 minutes of exclusive material, including an alternate opening, behind-the-scenes featurettes of the making of the movie, and deleted scenes. The physical copies are available for pre-order now.
Hawkins portrays a physician named Clemens who is making his way back to England and books passage on the Demeter. André Øvredal, known for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, directs this adaptation of one chapter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, “The Captain’s Log.” This chapter tells of the fateful voyage of the Demeter, a Russian schooner chartered to carry 50 unmarked crates of private cargo. Each night, the passengers become more paranoid as members begin disappearing.
Another Walking Dead tie-in with this movie is that Bear McCreary served as the composer. He is well known for many outstanding projects, including The Walking Dead series.
Cast of The Last Voyage of the Demeter – Corey Hawkins and more
As previously mentioned, Corey Hawkins plays Clemens with Javier Botet as Dracula, with additional cast members David Dastmalchian, Liam Cunningham, Aisling Franciosi, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapičić, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Woody Norman, Martin Furulund, and Chris Walley.
The Last Voyage of the Demeter trailer
EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL:
- ALTERNATE OPENING – Commentary available with Director André Øvredal and Producer Bradley J. Fischer
- DELETED SCENES – Commentary available with Director André Øvredal and Producer Bradley J. Fischero
o Clemens Picking up a Stone in Varna
o Bosphorus and Constantinople
o Clemens Following Huck’s Blood Trail
o Clemens and Anna Talk on Deck
o Crew Discuss Where the Beast Is Hiding
o Finding the Corpses in the Crate
o Wojchek Finds the Captain
o Clemens Visits His Father’s Grave
- FROM THE PITS OF HELL: DRACULA REIMAGINED – Learn how the creative team behind THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER conjured a new nightmare.
- EVIL IS ABOARD: THE MAKING OF THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER – Set sail for an exclusive journey inside the making of the movie with the filmmakers and cast.
- DRACULA & THE DIGITAL AGE – Visual effects supervisor Brad Parker leads a detailed look at the imaginative work that adds fresh layers of fear to Dracula, creates realistic water, and enhances scenery with bleeding-edge VFX.
- FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ANDRÉ ØVREDAL AND PRODUCER BRADLEY J. FISCHER
Hawkins, well known for his roles in In The Heights, 6 Underground, Kong: Skull Island, Dust (podcast series), and 24: Legacy will next star in a musical adaptation of The Color Purple. This film is scheduled for release on December 25 and also stars fellow TWDU actor Colman Domingo.
It has been reported that Hawkins has been cast in The Piano Lesson, an adaptation of the play by August Wilson. This is a Netflix production also starring John David Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Fisher, Danielle Deadwyler, and Michael Potts.