Directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2), CELL follows Clay who at the Boston airport, witnesses a scene of chaos when a mysterious cell phone signal broadcasted across the network turned scores of cell phone users into freak killers. Desperate to find his estranged family, Clay teams with a train driver and a group of fellow survivors to battle the walking dead, as the city descends into apocalyptic madness.
Samuel L. Jackson teams up with John Cusack for the second time for a Stephen King adaptation since the haunted-hotel-room story ‘1408’ (released in 2007). Interestingly, King wrote the novel ‘Cell’ back in 2006 when iPhone did not have that wide reach.
However, in the last decade or so, cell phone has been the most common technological gadget one can find in everyone’s hand. Hence, ideally the premise of the story today seems interesting but we need to wait to review the film in terms of treatment the makers have tried to sketch.
June 10, 2016 (VOD)
July 8, 2016 (Limited)