Jackson and Cusack Re-Team
Samuel L Jackson and John Cusack, who both started in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s short story 1408, are teaming up again for another King adaptation.
This time around they will star in Cell, a big screen version of King’s best-selling novel of the same name.
When a strange pulse, transmitted through cell phones, spreads through the human population, turning them into mindless murdering zombies, Tom McCourt (Jackson) and Clay Riddel (Cusack) escape from Boston in a search for other survivors.
When Cell was published in 2006, King admitted that he was one of the few people who didn’t have a cell phone. This novel was written during the pre smart phone era – a time when cell phones were used for calls only, so when the Pulse is transmitted, in the novel, users became affected after putting the phones to their ear.
Since today’s smart phones are, of course, now the norm, one assumes that the movie’s version of the Pulse will also be transmitted via text, email or Internet.
The script is written by King and Adam Alleca.
Producers include Richard Saperstein, and Shara Kay, while Edward Monkhtarian and Xavier Gens are among the exec producers. Ben Insler and Mark Leyner will co-produce.
Source: The Wrap