John Cusack Learns 'Due Process' and More Stephen King with 'Cell'
by Ethan Anderton
October 31, 2012
Source: Screen Daily
After venturing into Stephen King's nightmares for the adaptation of 1408, John Cusack is heading to the horror genre with the Master of Terror again as Screen Daily has learned that he will star in an adaptation of Cell, the best-selling novel about a father desperately trying to find his wife and son after some sort of catastrophe begins spreading via cellular telephones. In this day and age of cell phones being in everyone's possession nearly every minute of everyday, this could be quite the thriller. King also co-write the screenplay himself with The Last House on the Left wrter Adam Alleca, but no director is attached just yet.
In addition, a press release from Synchronicity Entertainment has Cusack attached to Due Process, a new thriller from One Perfect Day director Paul Currie. The film is slated to begin shooting in January and follows two big city bankers who head to a farm to foreclose it, but get more than they bargained for when the farmer (Cusack) is not willing to hand it over. The two hankers have yet to be cast, but this already sounds better than Cusack's more recent endeavors like The Raven. Since the actor is also very vocal about his politics on Twitter, I'm betting there's a message everyone will hear in the film as well.
I'm sorry, but I read Cell. I love Stephen King. But damn if that story wasn't a cliché retread - to the point that I didn't even feel like the story was really trying. It felt a lot like the kind of story you get when someone plops a big check in front of an author and says "Write!" I had a similar opinion of Jurassic Park: The Lost World. I'd much rather see headway being made on The Dark Tower, rather than this. Heck, I'd rather see a big screen remake of The Stand even.
Michael Fienen on Oct 31, 2012
I was about to write the exact same thing. I read Cell a year ago and I don't remember a thing about it. None of the characters were interesting or memorable. I love Stephen King, but I would pass on this one
JKnaak on Nov 1, 2012
What's this push lately to get John Cusack into every other movie?
castingcouch on Nov 1, 2012
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