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John Cusack to Star in Stephen King's CELL

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It's been a long time since the feature film adaptation of Stephen King's zombie book Cell has been in the news. The last thing I remember was that Eli Roth was set to develop it, but that doesn't seem to be happening anymore. Cell was such a great zombie story, and I'm surprised it hasn't already been made into a movie! The book tells the story of a father who sets out on a journey to find his wife and son in the wake of a zombie type apocalypse that was brought on by mobile phones.

Screen Daily is now reporting that John Cusack is going to star in the the movie! This would be the third time that Cusack has worked on a Stephen King film project. He also worked on the films Stand By Me and 1408. I enjoy watching Cusack's movies, and I'm sure he'll be great in this movie!

As of right now is doesn't seem like there's a director attached, but King co-wrote the script with The Last House on the Left screenwriter Adam Alleca. It was also revealed that former Dimension Films president of production and 1408 executive producer Richard Saperstein will produce Cell through his Genre Company.

I have no doubt this is going to make for a great movie! What do you think about Cusack taking on the lead role? 

Here's the description of the story from the book:

Artist Clayton Riddell had been in Boston negotiating a successful deal to sell his comic book project. His joy at finally hitting it big is shattered by an event called The Pulse which causes all those who were using their cell phones at the time of The Pulse to become zombies attacking and killing anyone in their way. Fortunately for Clay, he does not own a cell phone. In the panic to get out of Boston and find his way home to his wife and son in Maine, he is joined by Tom McCourt, a man he meets in the meleé immediately following The Pulse and a young girl, Alice, who they rescue from being killed by one of the “crazies.” The story follows their terrifying journey, avoiding capture—and worse—by the “crazies” who are beginning to “flock” and are led by one they call Raggedy Man as they attempt to reach Maine and a place called Kashwak which they hope will be their salvation.

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