Neil Marshall made a name for himself when he created The Descent, and now the filmmaker will be directing another horror film about The Demeter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marshall is looking to direct the film about the ship that took Dracula from Transylvania to London. The project has long been in the works with a script from Season of the Witch writer Bragi Schut. Millennium Films is setting up the project which at one point saw directors like Robert Schwentke, Marcus Nispel, and David Slade attached.
The Demeter was the ship that Dracula was transported on when he goes from Transylvania to London in the classic story by Bram Stoker. The script is based on the 1897 novel which tells the story of that ship that washes up on the shores of England. Before it got to those shores the entire crew was killed quietly, quickly, and mysteriously. When the abandoned ship does land there is "one raving-mad survivor."
Marshall is also working on projects like Burst 3D, Hellfest, and Underground.
If you're a fan of comics and want to get a look at what the story will be like check out Bram Stoker's Death Ship: The Last Voyage of the Demeter from IDW.