Been a long, strange road for this production but it appears as if we may soon be treated to the film adaptation of Stephen King’s technology run amok thriller CELL.
Remember when Eli Roth was tapped for this one? That was like what – three years ago? And here we sit today ready to lay eyes on the first footage from the flick. Tod Williams ended up in the directors chair and the cast is pretty top notch – you’ve got John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Stacy Keach, Owen Teague and Isabelle Fuhrman all along for he madness. This will mark Cusack and Jackson’s second foray into King territory together. Who can forget the underappreciated 1408?
Ready for a peek? Yeah, I thought so.
Here’s the short – to the point – synopsis:
At the Boston airport, Clay (Cusack) witnesses a scene of chaotic mayhem when an electronic signal turns hundreds of cell phone users into rabid killers. Desperate to find his estranged wife and son, Clay teams with a train driver (Jackson) to battle the horde of murderous “phoners” as the city descends into apocalyptic madness.
Release wise – we looking at an “ultra-VOD” release on June 10th (whatever the hell that means) with a wide VOD and the dreaded “limited theatrical release” on July 8th.
A one sheet came along for the ride. Check it out!