When actor John Cusack is not driving a limousine through earthquake rattled Los Angeles circa 2012, he seems to gravitate towards Steven King stories.
Cusack has been in two Stephen King adapted works for the big screen – 1408 and Stand by Me. And Cusack is about to make it an uneven three as Screen Daily is reporting that Cusack will sign on to star in the adaptation of King’s novel, Cell.
The novel is described as follows:
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.
King himself had a hand in writing the screenplay alongside Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left). No director or release date has been set.
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