One of the things about Hollywood that keeps me optimistic is the fact that cool projects can come roaring back to life. Stephen King’s Cell was once a Dimension, and we haven’t heard much about it recently. Now it turns out that former Dimension exec Richard Saperstein (1408) will produce through his Genre Company alongside colleagues Brian Witten and Shara Kay.
And they’re bringing along John Cusack (1408, High Fidelity). The film is based on King’s bestselling novel about a father’s odyssey to find his wife and son in the wake of a catastrophic pulse transmitted via mobile phones. Also? Zombies. King co-wrote the screenplay Adam Alleca (The Last House On The Left). Directors are now being approached.
More on this as it develops.