According to Fangoria.com writer/director John Harrison has announced that he’s working on the script for a four-hour mini series version of Stephen King’s 2006 novel, Cell.
Harrison made the announcement at the Montreal’s Fantasia film festival, where he was presenting his current film, an adaptation of Clive Barker‘s Book Of Blood. The mini series will be produced by the Weinstein Company, which at one point was considering turning the book into a film, to be directed by Eli (Hostel) Roth.
The book is a post apocalyptic story set in a world where people have been turned into mindless killers by a signal sent through the mobile phone network (Americans will insist on calling them cell phones – but then, Cell is a better title than Mobile).
The article reveals that Harrison considers Cell to be one of King’s best recent books, with opening chapters that will make an incredible first 30 minutes on screen. He adds that he doesn’t see it as a zombie story so much as a Village of the Damned-style chiller,