For those that don’t already know, Stephen King, renowned horror book author extraordinaire, wrote a zombie story by the name of Cell.  It was going to be made into a movie, with Eli Roth in charge of the production, but like many things in Hollywood it got lost in the cracks and faded away.  With the continued surge in zombie-hype there’s just no way that such a potential bundle of cash could go unloved for too long, right?

Recent reports say that John Cusack is now attached to the production in a lead role, meaning that someone somewhere is trying to get this done.  There are no other indicators of who might be taking over in a production or directing capacity, however, so it’s still early in the gestational filmmaking process.

If you’re not familiar with the story of Cell, it basically revolves around a zombie apocalypse that occurs when some unknown force turns everyone who happens to be on their cell phones at the time into mindless beasts.  It follows the journey of a father out looking for his wife and son in the middle of all the shit that’s going down.

Well, I’m up for another zombie flick, how about ya’ll?


Thanks to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.

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  • lenny mccall

    It’s a lot smarter than you make it out to be. The book is great! The problem is any movie done right about this book will come off really close to The Signal. Which is almost the same story. At least the why of the outbreak wise. Still looking forward to this and The Dome TV show!

  • lindsey tam

    I’m always up for another zombie movie, especially one based on a Stephen King novel. A friend I work with at DISH recently got me into Stephen King movies by showing me 1408, and I loved it. So I’ll definitely see Cell, especially since they have the same main actor. I just won’t see it in theaters. These days I get all my movies from Blockbuster @Home because it saves me so much money. I’ll probably wait until Cell is available that way instead of paying $10.50 for a theater seat. Still, I’m excited to see how it turns out.