Adapted by Stephen King from his own novel, “Cell” takes place post-apocalypse, when cell phones have been weaponized and there is no escape from their reach, as if you’re trapped in a jail cell. Get it? Cell/cell. You get it.
Clarius Entertainment Acquires ‘Cell,’ Starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson
Clarius Entertainment Acquires 'Cell,' Starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson
Producers Michael Benaroya and Richard Saperstein announced from Berlin today that their film “Cell” has been picked up for distribution in the U.S. by Clarius Entertainment. The thriller was made by Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company and directed by Todd “Kip” Williams.
Louise Chater, Clarius’ head of acquisitions, said of the purchase, “‘Cell’ is an exciting addition to our slate, with solid pedigree both in front of and behind the camera and a wild ride of a story for our cell phone-dependent culture.”
“Cell” stars Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Isabelle Fuhrman (“The Hunger Games”) and Stacy Keach (“Nebraska”). Clarus is planning a wide release later this year.