New Stephen King Movie To Hit Big Screen
Louise Chater, head of Acquisition for Clarius Entertainment, says Cell, Stephen King’s bestselling novel, is “a wild ride of a story” for today’s cellphone dependent society.
Clarius, an LA based film acquisition, distribution and marketing company, very recently acquired the US rights for director Tod “Kip” Williams’ big screen adaptation of King’s tale.
John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in the story, set in New England, of a mysterious signal which infiltrates all cell phones and turns their owners into murderous and mindless zombies.
Fighting off the zombies, known as “phoners,” Clay Riddell (Cusack), accompanied by a group of fellow survivors, embarks on a search for his wife and son. The film, likely to be released later this year, also stars Isabelle Fuhrman and Stacy Keach.
Meanwhile, International Film Trust is handling foreign rights.
Clarius has previously released titles such as last year’s And So It Goes, a comedy starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, and the Nicole Kidman – Colin Firth starrer Before I Go To Sleep.