Published at: Feb. 21, 2008, 5 a.m. CST by Moriarty
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. No, it's not BUBBA NOSFERATU, unfortunately, but Don Coscarelli just got the rights to the cult novel by David Wong called JOHN DIES AT THE END.
From the press release:
The story details the adventures of two Midwest slackers who find themselves fighting inter-dimensional evil, a task for which they are profoundly unqualified:
“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 was greatly impressed by David Wong's crazed originality and impressive imagination," revealed Coscarelli. "He's like a mash-up of Douglass Adams and Stephen King, both smart and goofy, scary and funny -- it really spoke to me. JDatE is as addictive as the 'Soy Sauce' street drug that kicks the plot into gear."
Sounds nice and fucked up. On top of being one of the nicest people in the business, Don's also one of the most talented. I can't wait to see his next flick!
And in the meantime, if you'd like to read David Wong's novel, you can do so online. For free. Right now. It's compulsively readable, and well worth your time if you like the synopsis above.