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LOOKSEE: First image from Stephen King’s Cell movie adaptation

February 28th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Despite being a great tale with a catastrophically dire ending, it looks like filming is well and truly underway on Stephen King’s Cell adaptation.

The folks at The Daily Dead, via, have grabbed the first image of Samuel L Jackson and John Cusack as Tom McCourt and Clayton Riddell in the movie.

The movie has been co-written by King himself who has acknowledged that the ending of the book was poorly handled and that, should a movie ever happen, he would rewrite it. If this has happened is still to be seen.

Press release:

Artist Clayton Riddell had been in Boston negotiating a successful deal to sell his comic book project. His joy at finally hitting it big is shattered by an event called The Pulse which causes all those who were using their cell phones at the time of The Pulse to become zombies attacking and killing anyone in their way. Fortunately for Clay, he does not own a cell phone. In the panic to get out of Boston and find his way home to his wife and son in Maine, he is joined by Tom McCourt, a man he meets in the meleé immediately following The Pulse and a young girl, Alice, who they rescue from being killed by one of the “crazies.” The story follows their terrifying journey, avoiding capture—and worse—by the “crazies” who are beginning to “flock” and are led by one they call Raggedy Man as they attempt to reach Maine and a place called Kashwak which they hope will be their salvation.”

Paranormal Activity 2′s Tod Williams is directing, with Adam Alleca (The Last House On The Left remake) and Stephen King having worked together on the script. The movie stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Owen Teague

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….