Sadly I wasn’t able to make it to Fantastic Fest 2011, currently taking place at the finest movie theater in the world the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX. I state this as that is where the trailer for the film John Dies at the End made its debut. Thankfully we live in the age of the internet and the trailer was unleashed upon the world shortly after making its premiere at Fantastic Fest.
John Dies at the End is a comedy horror novel written by Jason Parigin, written under the pseudonym David Wong. The film is Co-written by Wong, and the films director Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-tep, The Beastmaster). The film stars Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown and a couple of new comers Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes both of whom have minimal roles listed on their IMDB pages.
Here is the synopsis for the film from writer Wong
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 currently is listed with a “2012” release date.