Back in 2007, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson united for the Stephen King adaptation 1408. Variety is now reporting that they will reunite for yet another King adaptation, this time of his story Cell, released back in 2006. Cell centers on an artist from Maine who is struggling to reunite with his son after a mysterious cell phone broadcast turns humans into mindless, zombie-like animals.
The adaptation is set to be helmed by Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod Williams and is expected to begin production in January. John Cusack will play the protagonist, Clayton Riddell, while Jackson will play Tom McCourt, a former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Riddell. Stephen King collaborated on the screenplay along with The Last House on the Left remake scribe Adam Alleca.
All I can think of now is that classic scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshall when Russell Brand’s Aldous Snow mocks Sarah’s decision to star in a killer cell phone movie. Well, it now appears that the truth is most certainly stranger than fiction.
News Courtesy of Variety