Mortensen may save that long-delayed 'Alien'-esque Dracula pic

After nearly a decade in development hell, the Dracula period piece The Last Voyage of the Demeter is finally starting to move again—and Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings, The Road) could be the guy to bring it all together.

Bloody Disgusting reports that Mortensen has been offered the lead role as captain of the Demeter, which ferried Dracula's coffin from Transylvania to England. Everyone from Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island) to Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) is rumored to be attached, but no one knows for sure who else will be on tap once this thing comes around.

Lowell Cauffiel has written the most recent draft of the film, and it's reportedly taking on a claustrophobic Alien vibe, with the crew being picked off slowly by a creature on the ship.

Sound off: Would you like to see Mortensen take the lead in a supernatural, Alien-style period piece?

(Via Bloody Disgusting)