Stephen King’s ‘Cell’ Coming To Theaters In July

Are you reading this on your mobile device? When Stephen King wrote Cell in 2006, smart phones didn’t seem quite so present in our lives, and it was still scary. This twist on the zombie genre gives a somewhat plausible quasi-explanation for the apocalypse — plausible enough to be terrifying. At one point, Night of the Living Dead creator George A. Romero was attached to develop this, but things change. It looks like King, co-writing with Adam Alleca, has updated the material a bit, but it’s still about a man trying to get home to his son — who may be part of an unliving hive mind.

Directed by Tod Williams, and starring John Cusack and a subtle-sounding Samuel L. Jackson, this will make a frightening midsummer alternative to superhero movies. July is a good time for a chill… I’m just not sure I would get the tickets through my mobile phone…

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