Samuel L. Jackson & John Cusack Find Stephen King Again in 'Cell'
by Ethan Anderton
November 5, 2013
Just over one year ago, we learned that John Cusack would return to Stephen King territory by starring in the apocalyptic thriller Cell. The film follows a father desperately trying to find his wife and son after some sort of catastrophe begins spreading via cellular telephones. Now Cusack will have familiar company as Variety reports Samuel L. Jackson has come on board to star. Jackson and Cusack both starred in 1408, which was also based on Stephen King's writing. And if that wasn't enough of a reunion, 1408 producer Richard Saperstein is producing. He seems to like King's work since he also produced The Mist in 2007.
Tod "Kip" Williams (Paranormal Activity 2, The Door in the Floor) is directed the film with production set to begin in January. The project is being sold at the American Film Market, but since production is so near, we're guessing this isn't one of those films that will disappear after the AFM is over. King wrote the adaptation himself along with Adam Alleca (Last House on the Left). Since 1408 left something to be desired, we're hoping this reteaming of all the filmmakers turns out a little better, especially with a story that would be rather scary in today's technology reliant society.