Indeed one of the hardest working men in show-business, Samuel L. Jackson co-stars with John Cusack in Benaroya Pictures’ and The Genre Company’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “CELL.”
The apocalyptic horror novel, published in 2006, follows a New England artist struggling to reunite with his young son after a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns the majority of his fellow humans into mindless, vicious animals.
Jackson plays a character named Tom McCourt, who is described in the novel as a middle-aged man who teams up with the character Cusack plays (Clayton Riddell) during the chaos that the mysterious signal broadcast creates. McCourt is a man on the move, navigating the death and destruction around him, with a small group in tow, all trying to survive.
It sounds like “The Walking Dead,” doesn’t it?
Tod “Kip” Williams (“Paranormal Activity 2”) is director from a screenplay adaptation written by King himself, alongside Adam Alleca.
A first trailer for the film has been released.
No release date set yet.