Apparently Don Coscarelli, the director of the Phantasm films as we'll as the cult classic Bubba Ho-Tep, has been shooting a new movie that no one knew he was shooting. He is currently in the process of secretly developing an adapatation of the book John Dies at the End from Cracked.com’s David Wong whose real name Jason Pargin. Well, it used to be secret until AICN cracked the case wide open.
The film is about two twenty-something losers who gain extra sensory perception via a substance called Soy Sauce, a black liquid that acts like a potent drug, but seemingly has a mind of its own. They see a lot of crazy shit… mustaches ripping off of people’s faces, a monster made of cold cuts and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
I've never read the book but AICN suggests that we go pick it up saying, "John Dies At The End is a great book, laugh out loud funny and bizarre. It’s like Terry Gilliam wrote a Douglas Adams story in the vein of Ghostbusters."
I'm sold! To make things even better, the film stars two incredibly awesome talented people, Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown. "Giamatti plays a reporter the lead character is telling his story to and Brown is a supernatural expert who really knows what he’s doing, not like the clueless kids trying to fight the forces of evil." The two leads are played by newcomers Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes.
Heres a description from the book:
Telling the story now, I'm tempted to say something like, "Who would have thought that John would help bring about the end of the world?" I won't say that, though, because most of us who grew up with John thought he would help end the world somehow.
It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.
I'm excited! This sounds like it's going to be a really awesome flick!