The last time John Cusack and Stephen King worked together was on the atmospheric and delightfully creepy horror, 1408. The pair are now set to bring us more chills as it has been announced that King’s best-seeling novel, Cell, is finally getting the movie treatment, with Cusack on board to star.
Originally Dimension films were behind the adaptation, but sadly it all but disappeared, until now. Former Dimension executive Richard Saperstein will produce Cell through his own Genre Company alongside Brian Witten and Shara Kay. The screenplay for Cell has been written by King himself, in collaboration with The Last House on the Left scribe Adam Alleca. Financing has already been arranged by Cargo Entertainment, and international rights to the film are already being shopped.
The story follows a father who is desperately searching for his family after an unexpected pulse broadcast over the global cell phone network changs people and upends the entire world.
A director is being approached to take charge of the film, so we will have much more on this soon.
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