Saban Films has acquired the rights to the sci-fi thriller ‘Cell,’ which stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. It is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name and is directed by Tod “Kip” Williams. It centers around a graphic artist (Cusack), who is struggling, and teams up with a small group of people to travel across New England to reunite with his son, following a mysterious cellphone signal results in the population turning into mindless animals.
Saban Films president Bill Bromiley said, “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.”
Stephen King said, “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 cellphone in the freezer after seeing it.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter