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Stephen King's Cell Now Set For TV
Film adaptation dropped for mini-series

14 July 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Fangoria

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Waaaay back in 2006, Eli Roth was all set to direct a film version of Stephen King's Cell, but then he left it to focus on his own original material. Well, now Fangoria has learned that screenwriter John Harrison is developing the story for a TV miniseries instead.

The plot of the book, for those of you who haven't read it, sees everyone receive a mobile phone signal that wipes their mind - and then rewrites it. Chaos follows as almost everyone is apparently affected, while a few clear-minded survivors tries to make it through the violent aftermath.

Harrison has said that he sees the book less as a zombie movie than a Village of the Damned-alike tale, mostly due to second- and third-act developments that we won't spoil here.

The writer's previously worked on the King-scripted Creepshow and Tales From The Darkside: The Movie, which included a King segment, so he knows his stuff. Harrison's also a director and may direct the series, although that's not yet confirmed.

Head over to Fangoria for more. For our part, while it's a shame to miss Cell on the big screen, it could work even better in a TV format.


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