By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Don Coscarelli’s next project, but if not allow us to be the first to tell you about John Dies at the End, an adaptation of the debut novel by David Wong.
The novel was first published online via Wong’s site and was later picked up by Permuted Press for a traditional release. The story is about two Midwest slackers who are tasked with saving the world after society gets its hands on a drug called “Soy Sauce”, which promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. They’re able to drift across dimensions, but more and more people come back less than human. Now the slackers have to stop the inter-dimensional evil and save humanity.
“I was greatly impressed by David Wong’s crazed originality and impressive imagination,” Coscarelli said in a press release. “He’s like a mash-up of Douglass Adams and Stephen King, both smart and goofy, scary and funny – it really spoke to me. JDatE is as addictive as the ‘Soy Sauce’ street drug that kicks the plot into gear.”
The deal was pretty easy to get done, since the novel was about as indie as it could get and both parties seem very happy with the collaboration. Get John Dies at the End through Evilshop or just check out the book’s official site for a preview. More as it comes down!
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