Corey Hawkins to star in ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter’ for Amblin – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Corey Hawkins set to star in Amblin Partners’ Last voyage of the Demeter with Scary stories to tell in the dark Helmer Andre Øvredal officially on board to lead.

High-speed train scribe Zak Olkewicz wrote the screenplay, which is based on a single chapter, “The Captain’s Log,” from Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel Dracula. The chapter tells the story of the Russian schooner Demeter, which was chartered to transport private cargoes – twenty-four unmarked wooden crates – from the Carpathians to London. The film will detail the bizarre events that befell the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, hunted down every night by a terrifying presence aboard the ship. When he finally arrived near Whitby Harbor, he was an abandoned. There was no sign of the crew. The initial script was written by Bragi Schut.

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The film is produced by Mike Medavoy, Brad Fischer and Arnold Messer, who produced critical and box office hits like Black Swan, Shutter island, and Zodiac. Production of the photo marks a nearly 20-year milestone for the producers, having initially purchased the screenplay in 2002.

Jeb Brody, president of production, and Mia Maniscalco, vice president of creative affairs, will oversee the project for Amblin.

Hawkins first appeared on stage with his critically acclaimed portrayal of Dr. Dre in Universal’s NWA biopic Straight out of Compton. Since then, the Emmy and Tony nominated actor has been busy with a number of roles in such hits. Kong: Skull Island, BlackkKlansman and 6 Underground. He will next be seen in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the heights and Joel Cohen’s Macbeth.

In addition to Scary stories to tell in the dark and Troll hunter, Øvredal past credits include Jane Doe’s autopsy starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsh, which premiered in Midnight Madness at the Toronto Film Festival where it won the Audience Award’s first finalist.

Øvredal is represented by WME, Industry Entertainmnent and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman. Hawkins is represented by CAA. Olkewicz is represented by ICM, 3 Arts and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP

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