Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten and Jack Thompson in ‘Mystery Road’; Viggo Mortensen Joins ‘The Last Voyage of The Demeter’
The detective thriller Mystery Road has begun shooting in Australia and has landed Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten and Jack Thompson. While The Last Voyage of the Demeter has nabbed Viggo Mortensen in the vampire-flick. The projects boast a solid cast and with the (seperate) additions of Hugo Weaving and Viggo Mortensen, things will become a lot more interesting for audiences.
Weaving (The Matrix, Captain America, Lord of the Rings), Thompson (The Good German) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) have been joined by Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field and Robert Mammone, with newcomes Trisha Whitton and Siobhan Binge to the cast of Mystery Road. The film is written and directed by Ivan Sen.
Here’s a quick synopsis:
MYSTERY ROAD tells the story of detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) who returns home to an outback town to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl, whose body is found under the trucking route highway out of town.
Mortensen has joined the The Last Voyage of the Demeter, a vampire film that details “Dracula’s journey from Transylvania to England.” Directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers and Doomsday), the rest of the cast may include Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace. Mortensen is set to play Henry Clemens.
Demeter was the name of the ship that transported Dracula from Transylvania to London in Bram Stoker’s classic tale. In that novel, it washes up on the shores of England, tattered and broken, with one raving mad survivor. THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER places the voyage center stage in a tale that is reminiscent of the first movie in the Alien franchise, in which a crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger.
There’s no production date currently set.