With Stephen King‘s largest works getting the big screen treatment it should come as no surprise to anyone that ‘Cell‘ has also finally gotten distribution. In fact, if anything is surprising, it would be that it took this long for an announcement to be made. While we haven’t heard much about the film in a couple of years, thankfully Saban Films has decided that it is right up their alley to release! Sadly, they have yet to share when exactly it will be premiering on the big screen. With casting having started in 2012 it really is a surprise how little we’ve heard about it as this isn’t one of the lower budget King movies that you could find out there as it stars both John Cusack (‘High Fidelity’,’2012′) and Samuel L. Jackson (‘The Avengers’,’The Hateful Eight’).
This isn’t the first time that the two have worked on a Stephen King film together as they previously had both starred in ‘1408’ but King aside, they’ve also done ‘Chi-Raq’ together and with the acting abilities of both, I can’t wait to see them starring full time across from one another. The film was directed by Tod “Kip” Williams (‘Paranormal Activity 2′,’The Door in the Floor’) and was adapted by King’s novel with the same film.
On making the film King has said that:
“I enjoyed working on Cell and love the way it turned out. Kip Williams has made a scary and thoroughly entertaining movie. But you may want to put your cell phone in the freezer after seeing it.”
According to Saban Films president Bill Bromiley:
“Stephen King is widely recognized as a master of the horror genre. Combining his talent along with Tod’s vision and this dynamic cast, which reteams King, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson for the first time since 1408, delivers a truly unique modern tale of survival.”
‘Cell’ is truly a gem of a horror novel and I’m eager to see how it is going to be translated to the big screen. It really has the kind of aspects that should appeal to audiences looking for a good thriller and this is a cast that should be able to pull it off.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Cell’ when it is released? Share your thoughts below!
When a mysterious cell phone signal is broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals, struggling graphic artist Clay Riddell (Cusack) bands together with a small group of fellow survivors to trek across a decimated New England to seek answers and reunite with his son.
Source: Bloody Disgusting