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Friday
Feb082013

'Paranormal Activity 2' Director Gets Locked In A 'Cell'

Stephen King horror properties may not be box office gold now, but back in the eighties and early nineties, he was well, the king.  Pet Semetary, Carrie, The Shining.  Now, things have slowed down a bit.  The two last major releases were 1408 and The Mist, and they were both good, neither had the impact King movies used to.  After The Dark Tower was canned, it seems as though his last hope might be for Cell, a zombie/cell phone related horror tale.

The person slated to direct Cell is Tod Williams, whose previous two films include minor hit The Door in the Floor and major box office draw Paranormal Activity 2.

The story of Cell begins when a mysterious electronic pulse causes everyone's cell phone to ring, and when they answer it, the sound coming from the other line turns them into insane killers.  A man, currently slated to be played by John Cusack, has to track down his son in the midst of all the madness.

Considering the zombie craze that's going around, and how much of a fanbase King has, it's surprising to see just how long this project has been in development hell.  The previous director signed on was Eli Roth, though that clearly didn't work out.  I'm more confident with this, though.  Hopefully, he can finally guide this movie out of development hell.

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