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Cell (2016) Poster and Trailer Released

A trailer and poster art have appeared online for the forthcoming Stephen King adaptation Cell, starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack. I’m not a particular fan of his books, but some of the films they’ve inspired have been alright, and this one has zombies. Judging from the trailer, there’s also a good deal of action and carnage.

The story takes place in New England (as usual) where an artist, played by Cusack, searches for his son amidst post-apocalyptic conditions after a mysterious signal is transmitted through cell phone networks which turns users into mindless, rampaging monsters à la 28 Days Later.

The film has had some difficulty securing a distribution deal but is now due for VOD release on June 10th with a limited theatrical run following in July.

For now I’m putting this one down as a maybe.

(Spotted on Blumhouse)

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  • Mucho Macho

    I’ve always been a fan of John Cusack. In the 80s he made some masterpieces ( yes I consider “better off dead” a fucking masterpiece ) & over the years he has made some good movies.
    but I don’t know what’s going on with him in the last decade or so he’s pretty much have given up. He’s in a lot of bad movies and he looks like shit.

    I hope he gets back to form..cause he can be great in certain roles.

  • Mucho Macho

    Cusack & Jackson appeared in another Stephen King adaptation in 2007 title “1408”
    Which i thought was an enjoyable movie
    https://youtu.be/WIASqPZqnhs

  • Mucho Macho

    2007 also brought us a great Stephen King adaptation the very underrated “The Mist”
    it’s actually a pretty good movie and one of the things I love about the special DVD or Blu-ray is that it comes with the entire movie in black and white which gives it a great old-school horror feel.
    So for those who haven’t seen “The Mist” you should. It’s a good movie IMO
    https://youtu.be/gyKLFhzXgOc

    • Jacob Phillips

      I saw it at the cinema mate. Back in the 90s I liked the TV mini series they did like It, The Stand and The Tommy Knockers. Not sure how well those have aged though.

      • Mucho Macho

        Cool bro..
        I love “IT” & i still think it holds up pretty well.
        My favorite part i think is the first 1 when they are children. I still remember when it aired & how excited couple of my friends & I actually were.
        “The Tommyknockers” I haven’t seen in Forever, so I have to go back and see how it has aged.
        “The Stand” i also liked but it also has been i while since i last saw it.

  • Barney Ross