Don Coscarelli Already Shooting New Film 'John Dies at the End'
You don't know who Don Coscarelli is? Well, Don Coscarelli is the filmmaker behind the trippy Phantasm series of horror movies as well as cult classic Bubba Ho-Tep. He was supposed to be working on the Ho-Tep sequel, Bubba Nosferatu, but according to a new report from Quint on AICN, Coscarelli is actually shooting another film right now, titled John Dies at the End, based on David Wong's novel. He's apparently been "covertly filming the movie" and actually has wrangled Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown for roles in the film alongside newcomers Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes (Sorority Wars) as the actual leads. Read on!
We're not exactly sure what that photo is (it just looks like a stylized welders mask) but it was posted as an early tease. John Dies at the End 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." What the hell? Sounds crazy! Giamatti plays a reporter the lead character is telling his story to and Brown plays a supernatural expert who "really knows what he's doing," unlike the clueless kids trying to fight the forces of evil. I'm intrigued to hear more about this. Stay tuned for updates!
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
interesting. I'm about halfway though the book atm and it's pretty good. could make a good flick
crumb on Oct 22, 2010
As a fan of cracked.com this is on my "to read" list.
Ricardo on Oct 22, 2010
ADN on Oct 22, 2010
this book is definitely an all time fav.!
Philip J. Fry on Oct 22, 2010
FINALLY some news about this project! I loved the book and it definitely has the potential to becoma great movie. My only concern is they don't mention who's gonna play "Morgan Freeman" in this article. He has to be in the movie!
Dampfish on Oct 22, 2010
read the book...this is going to be the SH*T!!!!! could be the best sci-fi of he decade if they do it right...Coscarelli does good work...loved the Phantasm stuff...
rahjneesh on Oct 22, 2010
wong is a great comedy writer, and yes as a loyal cracked.com reader i must get around to reading this book too so many books, so little time..
harrison on Oct 22, 2010
Is he still selling the book for $1000? Read it a while ago, and it's great. I hope the movie does it justice.
Squiggly_P on Oct 24, 2010
A new report? This has been on the internet since '08 http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0114536/
BruinDanny on Oct 30, 2010
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