Friday the 13th helmer Marcus Nispel boards Demeter

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Director Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) is in talks to board the vampire-themed The Last Voyage of Demeter for Phoenix Pictures, with Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and Brad Fischer producing, Variety reported.

The story, written by Bragi Schut Jr., 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 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.