Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Matt Smith Set For Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
As Mr. Collins
New Trailer For The Judge
Judge, feuding and possible executioner
Doctor Strange Secures July 2016 Release Date
And it'll shoot in the UK...
Paranormal Activity 5 Pushed To 2015
And it's now called The Ghost Dimension
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 August 2014
Keith Stanfield Set As Snoop Dogg
In Straight Outta Compton
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Congress (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Parkland (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Turbo (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Don Coscarelli Directing John Dies
With Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown

22 October 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: AICN

submit to reddit

The Phantasm and Bubba Ho Tep director has been cryptically tweeting about a new project recently, and AICN now have the scoop that Don Coscarelli is, as we speak, directing John Dies at the End, based on the novel by David Wong.

Anyone who's been following the protracted saga of Bubba Nosferatu might not be surprised to learn that Coscarelli has Paul Giamatti obeying his orders on the new film, seemingly as a framing device: a reporter hearing the story from the lead character. Clancy Brown is also on-hand as a supernatural expert, and BD put Phantasm's Tall Man Angus Scrimm on set too, although he's not mentioned by AICN.

The two leads are as-yet-unknowns Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes, playing slackers who gain psychic powers after taking a drug called Soy Sauce. Some who dabble in it return from their trips somewhat altered, sparking an epidemic / invasion which our heroes are singularly unequipped to deal with. Superficially then, it's They Live meets Harold and Kumar.

Giamatti is also producing the film, along with Coscarelli, Dan Carey and Brad Baruh.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Tron Evolution Game Preview
Olivia Wilde et al discuss the spin-off
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)