Movie News: John Cusack To Star In Stephen King’s CELL

Written by Chris Holt Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Movie News

Despite The Dark Tower sadly not working out after years in development, Stephen King it seems is back in vogue. With adaptations of The Breathing Method, Under the Dome, IT and The Ten O’clock People all on the way one of his shortest novels of the last few years is also to become a movie.

First announced back in the middle of last decade with Eli Roth attached, Cell tells the story of ‘The Pulse’ a signal heard through mobile phones which turns the receiver into a violent psychopath. John Cusack has just signed on to star in the film version which is based on a screenplay by King himself and Adam Alleca. Richard Saperstein will produce through Cargo Entertainment.

No director is attached yet but the novel is a breezy and fun read that should make a good film. Only problem is how will this be different from the similar The Signal and The Crazies which came out over the last few years?

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0 #3 Kayla 2012-11-02 01:39
The last Stephen King movie I saw was 1408, which also starred Cusack. A friend I work with at DISH made me watch it, and I loved it. So I’m definitely excited to see how Cell turns out. I probably won’t watch it in theaters, though; it’s just gotten too expensive. To save money I’ve started getting all my movies from Blockbuster @Home because it’s so much cheaper. I’ll rent Cell from them as soon as it comes out. Hopefully it’s as good as 1408.
+1 #2 Paul Mount 2012-10-31 23:39
Yeah, I gave up about 100 pages in. And I love a good apocalypse story but I find King's writing a bit...sloppy sometimes?
+1 #1 Alex 2012-10-31 20:02
'Breezy fun read'. Really? Starts off brilliantly then descends into a bore fest the finally putters out without a decent conclusion.

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