The Cell isn’t the first feature that John Cusack and Sam Jackson appeared in that’s based on a Steven King novel or short story.
That honor would have to go to 1408, which came out in 2007; though unlike their last effort–which revolved around a haunted hotel room, which is more in the vein of The Shining–the currency The Cell deals in is of a much more modern variety.
And that’s the ubiquitous cell phone. Seemingly everyone has one, though imagine if they somehow drove people mad (and that’s before you factor in the way cellular providers screw over subscribers that has nothing to do with insanity), though what’s worse is that the newly certifiable are acting as if they’re part of some sort of hive mind.
It sounds like an interesting twist on the zombie thriller, classed up by Cusack and Jackson.