It is going to be a “1408” reunion on the set of “Cell,” as director Tod Williams has just cast Samuel L. Jackson in the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Jackson’s “1408” co-star John Cusack had already been attached to the project.
When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone usersâ€™ 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 â€œphoners.â€
In the film, Jackson will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Cusackâ€™s character.
With a screenplay penned by Stephen King and Adam Alleca, production on Cell will commence in January.