The hardest working man in show-business, Samuel L. Jackson has signed up to star in the hardest working writer in show-business Stephen King’s “Cell”.
The film will be directed by Tod “Kip” Williams (Paranormal Activity 2) from a screenplay adaptation written by King himself, alongside Adam Alleca. The film also stars John Cusack with principal photography set to start in early 2014.
The 2006 horror novel tells the tale of a powerful signal that is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed into vicious animals. 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.” Samuel L. Jackson has signed up to play a character named Tom McCourt, described in the novel as a middle-aged man who teams up with the character Cusack during the chaos that the mysterious signal broadcast creates, navigating the death and destruction around them.
Cell, the king of horror’s homage to zombie films (the book is dedicated in part to George A. Romero) is his goriest, most horrific novel in years, not to mention the most intensely paced. Being a huge Stephen King and Samuel L Jackson fan, I can’t wait to see it.