John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson team up again to bring Stephan King’s CELL to the big screen. I swear I just heard recently that they were making this movie, and now we have the first trailer, poster, and release date. My how time flies.
The synopsis of the book (from King’s website) is…
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.
This looks like a great and terrifying flick and I believe (in recent years) whenever you put a gun in Cusack’s hand, magic happens (see, Grosse Point Blank etc…). King also helped with the screenplay, so that’s always a good thing when the author helps with an adaption.
Cell will be released on Ultra VOD June 10 and then theatrically and on VOD July 8.