It seems Stephen King can write a horror story about anything, and so the device in your pocket is the source of terror in the upcoming “Cell.” Based on the horror master’s 2006 novel, this doesn’t seem like the most obvious choice for a big screen adaptation, but maybe it’s not as outlandish as it sounds.
Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack, who previously teamed up for the King adaptation “1408,” are back together here in this tale about a rogue electronic signal that turns cell phone bearers into killers. Okay, I’m already giving up hope that this isn’t as outlandish as it sounds…. Here’s the official synopsis:
Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to terrifying life in this mind-blowing thriller starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. At the Boston airport, Clay (Cusack) witnesses a scene of chaotic mayhem when an electronic signal turns hundreds of cell phone users into rabid killers. Desperate to find his estranged wife and son, Clay teams with a train driver (Jackson) to battle the horde of murderous “phoners” as the city descends into apocalyptic madness.
“Cell” hits Ultra VOD on June 10th and opens in theaters and hits regular VOD on July 8th.