King's Cell calls TV
A few years back, horror guy Eli Roth was planning a feature adaptation of Stephen King's phone apocalypse novel CELL.
Now it sounds like the carnage-filled epic might be getting squeezed down to a smaller size (while extending in length). Arrow in the Head says that filmmaker John Harrison (CLIVE BARKER'S BOOKS OF BLOOD) is currently writing a four-hour TV/cable miniseries based on the bloody book.
The Weinsteins are apparently still behind the project, which means we'll maybe see it someday, or not. King's story is a twist on the zombie genre in which mobile phones deliver an apocalyptic payload into the brains of users, creating a world of vicious, mindless killing machines and leaving pockets of low-tech survivors (and devastated network providers).
Roth is no longer involved, but he'll probably be busy for a while putting together his own grand-scale sci-fi destruction project ENDANGERED SPECIES (and maybe whacking more noggins with a baseball bat, if Tarantino has his way).
|Extra Tidbit:||Actor Campbell Scott (ROGER DODGER, THE SPANISH PRISONER) narrated the audiobook version of "Cell".|