John Dies at the End Attracts Magnet ReleasingMagnet Releasing has snatched up worldwide rights to John Dies at the End, a “phantasmagoric” sci-fi/horror film written, directed and produced by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, the Phantasm franchise). Based on David Wong’s bestseller, John Dies at the End stars Paul Giamatti, Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Doug Jones.
Magnet will show off the final cut at the Toronto International Film Festival and is aiming for an early 2013 theatrical release date.
“We are longtime fans of the great Don Coscarelli, and fell in love with this film when it debuted at Sundance,” said Magnolia/Magnet President Eamonn Bowles. “It’s a real head trip—imaginative, wildly funny, and incredibly demented, with all the makings of an underground classic that fans will come back to again and again.”
Coscarelli adds, “It is my great pleasure to be allied with the finest and most entrepreneurial independent film distributor in the terrific team at Magnolia Pictures. They share my passion for the story of Dave and John…Obviously the ‘Soy Sauce’ that kicks the plot into gear has had the same addictive effect on them as it did me. Watch out!”
Paul Giamatti plays Arnie, a shadowy figure investigating a street drug known as Soy Sauce. Promising an out-of-body experience with each hit, Soy Sauce causes users to 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 Dave (Mayes and Williamson), 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.
Source: Magnet Releasing
–Posted by Rebecca Murray