There are many people out there complaining about vampire fatigue. Between the massive success of franchises like "Twilight," "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries," it's not hard to see that those pesky bloodsuckers have their fangs firmly buried into the popular consciousness' collective jugular vein.
But is there really such a thing as too many vampires? For director David Slade, his latest career move suggests that the answer is a resounding "no."
Slade, best known for his work as the director of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "30 Days of Night," is going for the vampire movie hat-trick by signing onto "The Last Voyage of the Demeter." The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of his involvement on the long-developing Phoenix Pictures vampire flick, which already has Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace attached as co-stars. Casting for the lead role is currently underway.
Development on "The Last Voyage of the Demeter" dates back at least a decade, when Bragi Schut turned in a screenplay that closely resembled the original "Alien" movie – but with vampires, naturally. The film follows the passengers of the titular ship, which just so happens to be carrying a mysterious entity that picks off the rest of the Demeter's population one-by-one.
Needless to say, this is very much Slade's speed given his work on "30 Days of Night," so we're excited to see what he does here – even if some of us are over the vampire scene. But THR is quick to note that the movie still faces the daunting hurtle of securing financing, and by the time a budget is finalized, Kingsley and Rapace could move on from the project.
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