We have a new poster and release details for Don Coscarelli’s adaptation of John Dies At The End. The film made its premiere at Sundance earlier this year and was acquired by Magnet Releasing. Similar to other films picked up by Magnet, we’ll see it on VOD first, followed by a limited theatrical release, and then Blu-ray/DVD.
“On the street, they call it ‘soy sauce.’ It’s a paranormal, psychoactive drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Its users drift across time and dimensions, but some who come back are devoid of all humanity. While most of Earth’s inhabitants remain blissfully oblivious to its threat. Make no mistake, an otherworldly invasion is under way, and mankind needs to be saved. Enter John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. How can these guys possibly be expected to rescue mankind from certain destruction?
Originally erupting from the devilishly ingenious mind of David Wong, alter ego of Cracked.com’s senior editor Jason Pargin, JOHN DIES AT THE END began as a Web serial that became an Internet phenomenon. In the highly capable hands of legendary cult horror director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep), Pargin’s wildly trippy vision is forged into big-screen eye candy. The end result will take you to places in your subconscious that you shouldn’t be allowed to visit.”
John Dies At The End stars Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Fabianne Therese, Jonny Weston, Paul Giamatti, and Daniel Roebuck. The video-on-demand release is scheduled for December 27th, with the theatrical release starting on January 25th, 2013. There are no release details for the Blu-ray/DVD version at this time.