Stephen King’s Cell starring John Cusack films in September

John Cusack stars in Stephen King’s Cell, shooting begins soon

John Cusack as Mike Enslin in 1408
John Cusack as Mike Enslin in 1408

The film version of Stephen King’s bestselling novel Cell, starring John Cusack, will begin shooting in September.

The film will be directed by Tod “Skip” Williams, who gave us Paranormal Activity 2. JoBlo reports that principal photography begins in September and gives the following synopsis: “When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected ‘phoners.'”

The film adaptation of Cell has been in the works for years now. Eli Roth was originally set to direct the film in 2007 but that version fell apart. Cell will be Cusack’s third Stephen King adaptation after Stand By Me and 1408.

You can buy 1408 – Director’s Cut Edition on DVD for £9.69 at Amazon.co.uk.