Don't be fooled by our rather pedestrian image of actor Paul Giamatti attached to this article, the comedy-horror-thriller John Dies at the End is not a simple story.
Ostensibly about two slackers who begin to understand the "secret behind the universe" after trying a drug called Soy Sauce, the trailer, which just premiered at Austin's Fantastic Fest, is filled with giant bugs, men in strange masks, a meat monster, lots and lots of guns and Giamatti frequently popping up trying to make sense of it all. The movie's official synopsis does a better job than the trailer itself.
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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.
Bubba Ho-Tep became a cult hit in 2002 with its story about a mummy that stalks a nursing home and is dispatched by a man who thinks he's Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and another who thinks he's former President John F. Kennedy (Ossie Davis). The movie ended with a tease for a sequel, Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires. Originally intended as a joke, the sequel became a reality after the strong audience response to Bubba Ho-Tep.
Campbell left the project in 2007, citing differences over the script between himself and director Don Coscarelli. In 2008, Ron Perlman was suggested as a possible replacement for Campbell by Paul Giamatti, who is set to play Elvis' manager Colonel Parker in the movie, but, again, progress stalled. Undeterred, Giamatti spoke to MTV about the sequel, claiming that Bubba Nosferatu will definitely be produced. One day. in the inimitable words of paul giamatti... >> Posted 07.07.10 by Ryan