Here’s a secret: The more you try to get me to watch and/or read something, the more apt I am to shy away from it. I can’t explain why I’m wired this way, but that’s the reality of the situation. So it took me a very long time to finally read author Jason “David Wong” Pargin’s cult sensation “John Dies at the End”. And while I enjoyed the novel for what it was, I wasn’t completely sold on the idea that it was the greatest thing under the literary sun. That having been said, “Phantasm” director Don Coscarelli’s upcoming adaptation looks pretty freakin’ awesome. Besides, how can you go wrong with Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti? Their participation is pretty cool in and of itself.
Curious to know more? Enjoy this plot synopsis:
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.
“John Dies at the End”, which also stars Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Glynn Turman, and Doug Jones, is expected to hit select theaters in 2012. Huge thanks to an extremely tall gentleman named Chris Cohron for bringing this to my attention. He now has every right to act smug.