Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal is in very early talks to direct The Last Voyage Of The Demeter for Amblin Partners, Deadline has confirmed. The film is based on Bram Stokers classic novel Dracula about seminal vampires sea voyage to England aboard The Demeter. The initial screenplay is by Escape Room scribe Bragi Schut. Mike Medavoy, Brad Fischer and Arnold Messer, the producers behind such films as Black Swan, Shutter Island, and Zodiac, are producing the project. Øvredals most recent directorial outings include the Lionsgate horror thriller, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and The Autopsy of Jane Doe. THR was first to break this story.
Orion Pictures has obtained the rights to 10-31, a horror script from screenwriters Ian Shorr (Infinite) and Peter Gamble (Office Uprising) with Eli Roth and Roger Birnbaum attached to produce under their Arts District Entertainment shingle alongside John Zaozirnys Bellevue Productions. Based on the story by Laurie Ashbourne and screen story by Kathy Charles, the plot follows a young woman who takes her niece and nephew trick-or-treating and discovers a note inside a candy wrapper that says theres a killer loose on her block. The pic is said to be on the fast track towards production. Michael Besman will serve as executive producer on behalf of Arts District, while Dan Kagan will oversee production for Orion.