Corey Hawkins Boards Dracula’s Ship

Universal Pictures has dropped the official The Last Voyage of the Demeter trailer for the upcoming horror thriller centering around the ill-fated ship that transported Dracula to London. The video introduces the unlucky crew of the Demeter as they fight for their survival after discovering that a powerful evil monster has secretly boarded their ship.

The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 11, pitting it directly against Sony Pictures’ upcoming Gran Turismo movie. It will also be debuting in the same month as other high-profile features, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Mega 2and Blue Beetle.

Check out The Last Voyage of the Demeter trailer below (watch more trailers):

Based on a single chilling chapter from Bram Stoker’s classic novel DraculaTthe Last Voyage of the Demeter is directed by André Øvredal (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), from a screenplay written by Zak Olkewicz, Bragi Schut, and Stefan Ruzowitzky. It stars Corey Hawkins (In the Heights) as Clemens, a doctor who joins the Demeter crew, Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale) as an unwitting stowaway, Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones) as the ship’s captain and David Dastmalchian (the Ant Man franchise) as the Demeter’s first mate.

“The film tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo—fifty unmarked wooden crates—from Carpathia to London,” reads the synopsis. “Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew.

Additional cast includes Jon Jon Briones (American Horror Story), Stefan Kapicic (Dead Pool movies), Nikolai Nikolaeff (Stranger Things) and Javier Botet (It movies, mom). It is produced by Brad Fischer, Mike Medavoy, and Arnold Messer, with Matthew Hirsch set as an executive producer.