The long-awaited big screen adaptation of Stephen King's zombie novel, Cell, is still moving forward! Samuel L. Jackson will be reuniting with John Cusack and director Mikael Hafstrom on the film project. All three worked together on the film adaptation of King's 1408, which ended up being great. I'm really excited about this team bringing Cell to life. Jackson will play Tom McCourt, "an engineer and former soldier who with Cusack’s Clay Riddell character flees from Boston as the world turns mad thanks to the phones." The book was published back in 2006, and this is the description:
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.