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Frightfest 2016: ‘Cell’ review

25 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Cell review: The adaptation of Stephen King’s 2006 novel, but should you answer the call?

Cell review by Paul Heath, August 2016.

Cell finally makes it to cinemas after what feels like forever in trying to adapt Stephen King‘s well-liked novel for the big screen. First published in 2006, various filmmakers have attempted to bring this zombie-apocalypse type story to the big screens, most notably the talented Eli Roth who was announced to be helming a film version shortly after completing work on his second Hostel movie back in 2007. That wasn’t to be, but genre filmmaker Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2), eventually bagged the job and, along with screenwriter Adam Alleca (The Last House On The Left remake), set to task on bringing King’s story to life.

The film revolves around the character of Clayton “Clay” Riddell, here played by John Cusack, an artist intent on getting to his »

- Paul Heath

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Cell Starring John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson On DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD September 27

17 August 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Experience action-packed terror as two men race against the clock to stop a horde of rabid killers as their city descends into apocalyptic madness in the pulse-pounding thriller, Cell, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on September 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, the film stars John Cusack (Love & Mercy) alongside Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy). Cell was directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. The home entertainment release of Cell contains audio commentary with the director and a look behind the scenes of the film in the “To Cell and Back” featurette. The Cell Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to »

- Tom Stockman

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Cell Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

13 July 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Don’t answer your phone this fall… On September 27th, Lionsgate will release Cell (based on the Stephen King novel of the same name) on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (including Digital), complete with an audio commentary and a “To Cell and Back” featurette.

“Experience action-packed terror as two men race against the clock to stop a horde of rabid killers as their city descends into apocalyptic madness in the pulse-pounding thriller, Cell, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on September 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, the film stars John Cusack (Love & Mercy) alongside Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy). Cell was directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. The home entertainment release of Cell contains »

- Derek Anderson

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Cell Starring John Cusack And Samuel L. Jackson Arrives On DVD, Blu-ray September 27

13 July 2016 10:23 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Experience action-packed terror as two men race against the clock to stop a horde of rabid killers as their city descends into apocalyptic madness in the pulse-pounding thriller, Cell, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on September 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand.

Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, the film stars John Cusack (Love & Mercy) alongside Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy). Cell was directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. The home entertainment release of Cell contains audio commentary with the director and a look behind the scenes of the film in the “To Cell and Back” featurette. The Cell Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to »

- Movie Geeks

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Is 'Cell' the worst Stephen King adaptation of all time?

8 July 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Is Cell -- which hits limited theaters this weekend after debuting on VOD formats June 10 and suffering numerous release-date delays -- the worst Stephen King adaptation of all time? It’s impossible to definitively answer to that question! Still, based on the film’s bleak 0% Rotten Tomatoes score, it’s very possibly one of the worst, and given the competition, that's something. A couple of caveats: 1. Cell was presumably not screened for many (if any) critics, given the low number of reviews listed on Rotten Tomatoes (20 as of this writing). Films tend to benefit from a greater number of reviews given that they offer a broader spectrum of opinions, some of which are bound to be less discerning. 2. A Rotten Tomatoes score of 0% doesn’t mean a film was universally given ”F”/"zero star" reviews; it means that every review tabulated was “net negative.” A more accurate representation of the »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Watch a New Clip from the Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell

29 June 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"If we're going to survive this—whatever it is—people are gonna have to put aside their... finer sensibilities." Clay (John Cusack) and Tom (Samuel L. Jackson) receive a troubled visitor at their door in a new clip from Cell, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

Following its June 10th VOD debut, Cell will receive a theatrical release on July 8th from Saban Films and Lionsgate.

Synopsis: “Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to terrifying life in this mind-blowing thriller starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. 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.”

Based on King’s »

- Derek Anderson

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Cell Review

26 June 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Remember that long-shelved adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell? It’s totally out now, available to rent on VOD. No marketing, no enthusiasm – all signs pointed towards an outdated, forgettable watch. Even the promotional poster on my television’s On-Demand screen was haplessly cobbled together, featuring Samuel L. Jackson’s shiny bald dome and clean-shaven face…even though he’s never seen in the film without a hat, or without facial hair. For all accounts and purposes, it seems like no one wants you to watch Cell, and after doing so myself, I’ll join that chorus of voices. There have been some phenomenal cinematic adaptations of Stephen King material – this is not one of them.

John Cusack stars as Clay Riddell, a graphic novelist who finds himself in a zombie-apocalypse situation caused by cell phone signals. You know, those devices glued to people’s hands and ears 99% of the time? »

- Matt Donato

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Violent Behavior Spreads in First Clip from Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell

8 June 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Heads bash, teeth gnash, and fists flail when a deadly cell phone signal overtakes an airport in the new clip from Cell, starring ohn Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, and co-written by Stephen King (based on his 2006 novel of the same name).

Saban Films and Lionsgate will release Cell on Ultra VOD on June 10th, followed by a theatrical and VOD release on July 8th:

Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to terrifying life in this mind-blowing thriller starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. 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.”

Based on King’s unflinchingly violent 2006 novel of the same name, »

- Derek Anderson

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Cell: new trailer for upcoming Stephen King adaptation

26 April 2016 10:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jul 5, 2016

Samuel L Jackson and John Cusack star in Cell, from Stephen King. Here's the new trailer...

Just a quickie: a new trailer for Cell has landed. Which we thought you might like to see...

Cell: April 2016

The next Stephen King-based project to make it to the big screen will be Cell, which is heading our way from Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod Williams.

Cell stars John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson and Isabel Fuhrman, and it tells the story of a strange signal that goes out across mobile phone networks, that consequently turns people into zombie-like savages.

Based on Stephen King’s novel, the author co-wrote the screenplay with Adam Alleca, and Cell heads to UK cinemas on August 26th.

We’ve got a trailer for the film and synopsis here, so as tradition dictates, we shall do them in turn.

Trailer first….

And here’s the synopsis… »

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Trailer and Poster for Stephen King's Cell

26 April 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

We've been covering this adaptation for a few years now, so it's great to see it finally speeding towards the finish line. The first trailer and a fresh poster for the Stephen King adaptation of "Cell" has landed and it looks decent.

We also have release dates! Cell hits Ultra VOD June 10th and then theatrically and on VOD July 8th.

Directed by Tod “Kip” Williams (Paranormal Activity 2, The Door in the Floor), Cell is based on the apocalyptic novel of the same name by Stephen King, who adapted the screenplay along with Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left).

Synopsis:

When a mysterious cell phone signal is broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals, struggling graphic artist Clay Riddell [Continued ...] »

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Stephen King's 'Cell' finally gets a trailer, so is it better late than never?

26 April 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This one’s been a long time coming. Stephen King is a genre unto himself at this point. A “Stephen King movie” can be anything from Stand By Me to Maximum Overdrive, and the only thing they all have in common is him as the original source of the material. It seems like a given at this point that if King publishes something, it will eventually be turned into a film. Some books just take longer than others to make the jump. For example, Hulu just wrapped up 11.22.63, the eight-part adaptation of King’s time-travel story about trying to stop the murder of JFK from taking place. Co-produced by Bad Robot and starring James Franco, that was not the first attempt at cracking that adaptation. Jonathan Demme was the first director to try to take a crack at that one, and he was going to do it as a feature film. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Stephen King's Cell Trailer Reunites John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson

26 April 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

10 years ago, iconic author Stephen King published a new novel entitled Cell, which was quickly eyed for a movie adaptation months before it was published. After a decade of development, which saw a number of filmmakers come and go, Lionsgate and Saban Films are getting ready to release Cell in theaters nationwide on July 8, preceded by an Ultra VOD release starting June 10. Today we have our first look at this thriller, which shows how technology is turned against us in frightening ways.

Stephen King's best-selling novel is brought to terrifying life in this mind-blowing thriller starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. 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 »

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Stephen King’s ‘Cell’ Trailer Finds John Cusack Dialing ‘M’ for Mayhem (Video)

26 April 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lionsgate and Saban Films have released the first trailer for Stephen King‘s “Cell,” which the bestselling author co-wrote with Adam Alleca. John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in the film, which was directed by Tod Williams. The duo previously starred in an adaptation of King’s thriller “1408.” The thriller opens at the Boston airport, where Clay (Cusack) witnesses a scene of chaotic mayhem when an electronic signal turns hundreds of cellphone 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. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Trailer: Stephen King's "Cell"

26 April 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Saban Films has unveiled the first trailer and poster for the Tod Williams-directed sci-fi thriller film adaptation of the Stephen King novel "Cell" at Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company. King himself adapted the screenplay along with Adam Alleca.

John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman star in the film about a mysterious cell phone signal broadcast across the network which turns the population into angry zombies. A struggling graphic artist (Cusack) teams with fellow survivors to trek across a decimated New England to seek answers and reunite with his son.

The film gets an Ultra VOD release on June 10th before a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release on July 8th.

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- Garth Franklin

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Saban Films to distribute Stephen King adaptation Cell

1 April 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Saban Films has purchased the U.S. distribution rights for the upcoming horror/sci-fi fill Cell, which stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

Cell is based on a Stephen King book of the same name which is an apocalyptic story about “a mysterious cell phone signal that’s broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals.” Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left) has written the script with Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod “Kip” Williams behind the camera.

Cusack is the lead, playing a struggling graphic artist who “bands together with a small group of fellow survivors to trek across a decimated New England to seek answers and reunite with his son.”

On the purchase, Bill Bromiley, Saban Film President 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, »

- Scott J. Davis

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We're Getting Closer to a Release of Stephen King's Cell!

31 March 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Saban Films just announced they've acquired the Us distribution rights to the post-apocalyptic horror film Cell starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games). That means the film will see some kind of release (hopefully) in 2016.

Directed by Tod “Kip” Williams (Paranormal Activity 2, The Door in the Floor), Cell is based on the apocalyptic novel of the same name by Stephen King, who adapted the screenplay along with Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left).

Synopsis:

When a mysterious cell phone signal is broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals, struggling graphic artist Clay Riddell (Cusack) bands together with a small group of fellow sur [Continued ...] »

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Saban Films Acquires U.S. Rights To Stephen King Adaptation Of Cell

31 March 2016 2:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Saban Films has acquired the Us distribution rights to sci-fi horror film Cell starring Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (Love & Mercy, Being John Malkovich, 2012), Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of UltronDjango Unchained, Pulp Fiction) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games).

Directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2, The Door in the Floor), Cell is based on the apocalyptic novel of the same name by Stephen King, who adapted the screenplay along with Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left).

When a mysterious cell phone signal is broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals, struggling graphic artist Clay Riddell (Cusack) bands together with a small group of fellow survivors to trek across a decimated New England to seek answers and reunite with his son.

Saban Films President Bill Bromiley said, “Stephen King is widely recognized as a master of the horror genre. »

- Michelle McCue

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Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell Acquired for Us Distribution

31 March 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell has been en route to the big screen for quite some time, but now that the movie has been acquired for Us distribution, it looks like viewers will finally get to see the story’s murderous cell phone users on-screen.

Variety reports that Saban Films—the same company that recently picked up Rob Zombie’s 31—has acquired the Us distribution rights to Cell.

Based on King’s unflinchingly violent 2006 novel of the same name, Cell was directed by Paranormal Activity 2’s Tod Williams from an adapted screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca (2009’s The Last House on the Left). The film re-teams Cusack and Jackson, who co-starred in another King adaptation, 1408. The cast also includes Isabelle Fuhrman, Owen Teague, and Stacy Keach. A release date has not yet been revealed.

Benaroya Pictures and the Genre Company produced Cell, »

- Derek Anderson

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Saban Films Buys Samuel L. Jackson-John Cusack Horror Movie ‘Cell’

31 March 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to sci-fi horror film “Cell,” starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Directed by Tod “Kip” Williams (“Paranormal Activity 2”), “Cell” is based on the apocalyptic novel of the same name by Stephen King, who adapted the screenplay along with Adam Alleca (“The Last House on the Left”).

The story follows a mysterious cell phone signal that’s broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals. Cusack plays a struggling graphic artist who bands together with a small group of fellow survivors to trek across a decimated New England to seek answers and reunite with his son.

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 »

- Dave McNary

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Distribution: Saban picks up 'Cell', Kino Lorber finds 'Hieronymus Bosch'

31 March 2016 4:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Saban Films has acquired Us rights to sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Tod Williams directed Cell, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, who adapted the screenplay along with Adam Alleca.

The storyline charts the apocalyptic fallout when a mysterious cell phone signal is broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals.

Michael Benaroya produced alongside The Genre Company and Benaroya Pictures financed the project.

Saban Films brokered the deal with Paradigm, CAA and International Film Trust.

Kino Lorber has acquired all Us and Canadian rights from Films Transit International to Hieronymus Bosch: Touched By The Devil, a documentary on the late-medieval artist.

Pieter van Huystee directed and produced the film, which will open exclusively at New York Film Forum on July 27.

Kino Lorber will expand in markets nationwide and throughout Canada and launch on digital platforms and home media before the end »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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