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: