Question: Are there any plans to bring Stephen King's latest horrorfest to the big screen? It's a haunting story that grabs you like few other recent books have, and it's believable!


Answer: Despite the generally dismal history of Stephen King's novels and their movie adaptations, there are indeed plans to make a feature film (as opposed to a TV miniseries, where King has fared a little better) from his most recent novel, Cell. It's set up at Dimension Films, the horror arm of Miramax, and Hostel (2005) writer-director (and dyed-in-the-wool horror buff ) Eli Roth is attached as director and either screenwriter or cowriter. There's no cast or start date yet; Roth is currently shooting Hostel 2 and won't start on Cell until after he's done. Dimension also has a deal with King to make his novella 1408 (which was originally published in the collection Everything's Eventual), with Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom directing and a screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson have already been cast, and the film is due to start shooting in summer 2006.