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Ho-tep director sees John Die at the End

DonCoscarelli.jpgThe director of Bubba Ho-tep (Filmstalker review), one of my personal favourite films, has signed onto a new project called John Dies at the End - I'm not sure if that really gives away the ending or not!

The story is about a secret invasion of our planet by aliens who are using a drug that induces an out of world experience.

Here's the official blurb for the novel from David Wong (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com):

"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."

According to a quote from Apex Digest through AITH, the author of the novel believes that Don Coscarelli is a good choice to direct, although when I read the blurb I'm not so sure. It's that last line that knocks me back.

It starts off really well and interesting, but then to me that last line just sounds a little like Bill and Ted or similarly inept and moaning teenagers. I really hope it doesn't go that daft comic route and keeps the characters a little more real, something like those in Reaper might be a better fit.

I'm sure it's just that first time image, but my hope was building all through that first paragraph. What do you think? It does sound like a good project for the director, but then I was hoping for a sequel to Bubba Ho-tep (Filmstalker review) starring Bruce Campbell.




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