This is not the Dracula for the forthcoming Universal Horror movie, nor the other Dracula movie from Chloe Zhao. Both of those are in development, but no names have been revealed yet, no performers cast. No, this is yet another Dracula! (And can we ever have too many? I think not!) This is the Dracula who will be appearing in THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER, and that Dracula will be actor Javier Botet! He’ll be joining Aisling Franciosi from THE NIGHTINGALE, among others.
Botet has Marfan syndrome, and as a result has abilities as a contortionist as well as long fingers and arms. He is six-feet-7-inches tall and only weighs a little over 120 pounds. He has appeared in movies like REC, MAMA, SLENDER MAN, CRIMSON PEAK, THE CONJURING 2, the two IT movies, the Tom Cruise misfire THE MUMMY, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KET, ALIEN: COVENANT, and SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, and on television on GAME OF THRONES as one of the ice zombies, all under makeup and doing creature roles. He’s also portrayed the Frankenstein Monster on stage. He’s another Doug Jones, in other words. That gives us all a good idea of what this particular depiction of Dracula will look like. I dig it muchly!