TV, Film, and Entertainment News Daily

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Stephen King’s ‘Cell’

cell It’s the end of the world as we know it, and Samuel L. Jackson feels fine.

Deadline reports the always-busy actor will co-star with John Cusack in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s 2006 novel Cell.

The novel features a world where a huge portion of the population gets turned into ravenous monsters due to a corrupted cellular phone network. Cusack stars as Clay Riddell, a comic artist who teams up with Jackson’s engineer/veteran Tom McCourt and teenager Alice Maxwell to not only survive, but find Clay’s son Johnny.

Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod “Kip” Williams signed on to helm the picture based on a script co-written by King and Adam Alleca (Last House on the Left). The film does not yet have an announced release date at this point.

News From Our Partners

Comments

  • JMoney

    The book was interesting enough, with a terrible ending (as usual in most SK books, he can’t put it together for us in the end), but this could be a good film if they don’t make a standard zombie-infestation style movie. Also, this was originally supposed to be directed by Eli Roth, I hope that doesn’t happen.

  • batGRRRl4ever

    So an “evil” sound signal on a freakin’ cell phone makes people into essentially zombies? That is definitely up there in terms of the stupid horror films that have centered on “beloved” technology turned against it’s fan(atics).