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.
watch the trailer >> Posted 09.27.11 by Ryan
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.
You may not recognize actor Doug Jones' name or even his face, but you've most likely seen his work as the "fish man" Abe Sapien in Hellboy or as the far-out surfer from beyond the stars in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Jones, who trained as a mime and a contortionist, got his start doing commercials, including the famous "Mac Tonight" McDonald's ads that ran from 1987 to 1991, and is now the go-to guy for any "bendy" characters. Jones portrayed the creepy Faun in Pan's Labyrinth, will appear as the Ice Cream Man in the upcoming Legion, and is rumored to have a role in The Hobbit.
But, what about the Silver Surfer movie that was supposed to spin off of the Fantastic Four? The latest news hasMichael Green, co-executive producer of Heroes and the co-writer of Green Lantern working on a script aimed to reboot the franchise. In an interview with It's Just Movies, Jones said:
There are still a couple of years left on their option for two more pictures with me, as a three-picture deal is quite standard when starting a franchise-potential character. But with all the "re-boot" talk of the Fantastic Four, I have no idea where that leaves the Silver Surfer-end of things. I would love to re-visit this character. I do love Norrin Radd. Posted 10.16.09 by BrentJS
As if you fanboys needed another reason to attend this weekend's WonderCon in San Francisco, Universal announced today that they'll be handing out free copies of Hellboy: The Golden Army, a new comic written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola from a story by director Guillermo del Toro. A prequel of sorts to the highly anticipated Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the 16-page comic explains the rise of the Golden Army, the coalition of bad guys bent on bringing down Hellboy and the rest of the BRPD.
Three different versions of the comic, each with its own collectible cover, will be handed out at various fanboy events leading up to Hellboy II's July 11th release. The S.F. WonderCon version will feature Liz (pictured above -- click on it for the full-sized version as well as images of Abe and Hellboy). Head over to the official Hellboy II site for a five-page preview of the comic. Posted 02.22.08 by reelz
Reelz.com has a great exclusive for you today! We were invited into the home of Doug Jones this week where he discussed everything from Hellboy to Silver Surfer and what he's up to next.
In today's Part One of our interview, Jones discusses the role his character, Abe Sapien, will play in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
You can also watch our full Hellboy II video interview with Doug Jones. Posted 12.20.07 by reelz
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the long-awaited follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's sleeper hit of 2004, has finally wrapped production in Budapest with a release date set for July 11, 2008. That's quite a long ways away for those of us eager to see Ron Perlman and Doug Jones reprise their signature roles. Thankfully, the folks at Universal have set up a pretty detailed Hellboy II site, featuring some cool concept art, to help tide us over until the big day arrives.
Catch a glimpse of Hellboy's famous Big Baby Gun and more over at www.hellboymovie.com. Posted 11.05.07 by reelz