Director Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) is in talks to direct The Last Voyage of Demeter, written by Bragi Schut Jr. for Phoenix Pictures.
According to Variety, the story is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker's "Dracula" describing the arrival of the vampire count in England on a cargo ship that has crashed into the rocks at Whitby with no crew and the dead captain lashed to the steering wheel. Stoker tells the story via the captain's log of the voyage, which begins in Bulgaria and becomes increasingly disjointed as members of the crew disappear.
Robert Schwentke had previously been attached to direct.
Production will start this year.