Don Coscarelli, of “Phantasm” fame, has been dropping mysterious little hints and clues about the film that he is currently shooting. He hasn’t directed a movie since the Bruce-Campbell-Mummy-JFK-Elvis shenanigans of “Bubba Ho-Tep” in 2005 (though he did direct an episode of “Masters of Horror”).
As it turns out, Coscarelli is filming an adaptation of David Wong’s novel, “John Dies at the End”. The book has been described like this. “It’s like Terry Gilliam wrote a Douglas Adams story in the vein of ‘Ghostbusters’.” Those are all good things.
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.
Part of the excitement about “John Dies at the End” involves casting news. The two leads will be played by young bucks Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes. Also on board are Paul Giamatti and Clancy “The Kurgan” Brown.