Cell - The Movie

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Bev Vincent

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This has been in the works for several years, but it seems to be picking up speed:

Samuel L. Jackson Reunites With John Cusack for Another Stephen King Adaptation

According to a press release, Jackson "will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Cusack’s character, Clay Riddell, after a mysterious pulse, transmitted by cell phones, spreads like a virus through the human population."

The film will be directed by Tod "Kip" Williams (Paranormal Activity 2).
 

skimom2

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I love, Love, LOVE this book, and admire the hell out of both Cusack and Jackson... but I totally can't see Jackson as McCourt. Why is the character now 'a former soldier'? *sideeye* I'm feeling a bit grumbly about all that, TBH. Looks like they're aiming for another silly 'explosions movie', and that makes me sad.
 

AnnaMarie

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I love, Love, LOVE this book, and admire the hell out of both Cusack and Jackson... but I totally can't see Jackson as McCourt. Why is the character now 'a former soldier'? *sideeye* I'm feeling a bit grumbly about all that, TBH. Looks like they're aiming for another silly 'explosions movie', and that makes me sad.
Seems to me, the book had enough explosions.
 

loobylou

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Does any one have any info on the ending planned? I loved the story and really glad to see Samuel & John reignite the 1408 bond, however, if the ending is like the book I will have to give it a massive miss after crying the last time I read Cell and the truly horrific, brutal ending it had. You would put a rabbid animal to peace better than that IMHO xx
 

KINGSMAN129

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I love, Love, LOVE this book, and admire the hell out of both Cusack and Jackson... but I totally can't see Jackson as McCourt. Why is the character now 'a former soldier'? *sideeye* I'm feeling a bit grumbly about all that, TBH. Looks like they're aiming for another silly 'explosions movie', and that makes me sad.
I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE, SKIMOM2!
 

KINGSMAN129

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Jun 30, 2013
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Does any one have any info on the ending planned? I loved the story and really glad to see Samuel & John reignite the 1408 bond, however, if the ending is like the book I will have to give it a massive miss after crying the last time I read Cell and the truly horrific, brutal ending it had. You would put a rabbid animal to peace better than that IMHO xx
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, BRUTAL? IT HAD A HITCHCOCK ENDING THAT LEAVES YOU WONDERING!
 
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