Paul Giamatti And Clancy Brown Star In Don Coscarelli's John Dies At The End

This past summer Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown lent their voices to test footage of an adaptation of Eric Powell’s comic book series The Goon. Though the clip was fantastic (nothing like playing a couple of games with a tied up zombie in a bar), the project still hasn't found a studio to finance it. While we may have to wait awhile to see that project come to fruition, that's not stopping Brown and Giamatti from working together.

AICN has learned that Don Coscarelli, director of Bubba Ho-Tep and the Phantasm series, has begun production on an adaptation of John Dies At The End, based on the book by’s David Wong, and has already cast Giamatti and Brown in the film. The book is about two twenty-year-olds who gain ESP after using a drug called Soy Sauce. Giamatti plays a reporter that the lead character is recounting his story to while Brown plays an expert in the world of the supernatural. Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes play the two lead roles.

Though I haven't had the chance to read the book myself, I've heard nothing but great things about it and with Coscarelli, Giamatti and Brown involved, it should be a pretty awesome movie experience as well. AICN also provided the first still from the film, which you can scope out below. It's a pretty badass helmet.

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