Stephen King Adaptation Cell Finds a Director, Casts John Cusack

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There is another Stephen King project in the works to add to the already pending Under the Dome and 11/22/63 TV shows, and movie versions of Carrie, Gramma, The Ten O’Clock People, Cujo and Joyland – which isn’t even out yet. The new option is for his recent 2006 novel Cell.

CellCell is very similar to a zombie movie, although the actual affliction shares more in common with 28 Days Later, which is a rage-fueled disease instead of the running dead. One day, everyone who is on their cell phone is hit with a signal that damages their minds and turns them into murderous cannibalistic rage monsters.

Originally, Eli Roth was supposed to direct the movie but he is out and Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2) will direct the movie now. There is also a star for Cell in John Cusack as the main protagonist. This is positive news because of his performance in 1408, one of the better recent King adaptations.

Shooting for Cell is supposed to start this fall.

When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”

Source: Screen Rant

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Shawn S. Lealos
Shawn is a film critic with over 25 years of experience in print and online media. He is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks.
  • LokiLaufey

    I think he should keep this one away from theaters. It’s a good book but not movie type.

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