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No, not like that, you filthy perverts; but oh, how we love the way that your minds work. We're talking about the latest Stephen King adaptation that's been announced just in time for Cannes. Read on for some new details regarding Cell.
From the Press Release
On the eve of the Cannes Film Market, Benaroya Pictures and Miscellaneous Entertainment’s newly formed international sales company, International Film Trust (Ift), has added a new title to their Cannes slate - the Stephen King adaptation Cell, starring John Cusack - it was announced today by Ift President Ariel Veneziano.
- Uncle Creepy
Benaroya Pictures and International Film Trust have acquired the rights to the remaining international territories for Cell, the forthcoming film based on the bestselling Stephen King novel. The film is set to be directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2). Read on for the full press release.
(Cannes, France) – May 15, 2013 – On the eve of the Cannes Film Market, Benaroya Pictures and Miscellaneous Entertainment’s newly formed international sales company, International Film Trust (Ift), has added a new title to their Cannes slate: the Stephen King adaptation, Cell starring John Cusack, it was announced today by Ift President Ariel Veneziano.
- Andy Greene
The story centers on a graphic artist (John Cusack) who struggles to reach his wife and son in the aftermath of a devastating pulse transmitted through a mobile phone network.
Source: Screen Daily »
- Garth Franklin
Cargo Entertainment has dialed up Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod Williams to take the helm of Cell. We reported back in October that John Cusack is starring in this adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
The story centers on Clayton Riddle (John Cusack), a graphic artist in Boston who is struggling to find his wife and son after a deadly pulse was sent through every cell phone. Anyone who was using their phone at the time of the pulse's transmission is transformed into a psychotic killer.
Stephen King co-wrote the screenplay adaptation with Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left). The project had been in development for several years, first being set up for Eli Roth to direct back in 2006. We then reported in 2009 that the story would be adapted into a four-part mini-series, although a deal was never finalized.
Production is scheduled to begin in May, with Richard Saperstein, »
At one point Eli Roth was writing and set to direct a film adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell. That fell through, but it was announced last October that the project was still moving forward with John Cusack set to star. The producers were searching for a director at the time and we now know who was hired for the project.
According to Screen Daily, Tod “Kip” Williams will be directing Cell for Cargo Entertainment. Previously, Williams directed Paranormal Activity 2. Adam Alleca (The Last House On The Left remake) and Stephen King worked together on the script, and it’s said Richard Saperstein, Brian Witten, and Shara Kay are on board as producers. Production is expected to begin in May, so we should be reporting on additional project and casting news in the coming months.
- Jonathan James
5 items from 2013
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