Director Found to Adapt Stephen King's "Cell"

~From ShockTillYouDrop.com

Last fall we saw John Cusack being attached to an adaptation of Stephen King's Cell which is now being developed at Cargo Entertainment.

Today, we learn Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2) is going to direct.  The project was once a directing vehicle for Eli Roth when the adaptation was set up at Dimension Films.

 Screen Daily reports King and Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left) penned the script and production is expected to begin this May.

Here is the synopsis if you are unfamiliar with the story:
Artist Clayton Riddell had been in Boston negotiating a successful deal to sell his comic book project. His joy at finally hitting it big is shattered by an event called The Pulse which causes all those who were using their cell phones at the time of The Pulse to become zombies attacking and killing anyone in their way. Fortunately for Clay, he does not own a cell phone. In the panic to get out of Boston and find his way home to his wife and son in Maine, he is joined by Tom McCourt, a man he meets in the meleĆ© immediately following The Pulse and a young girl, Alice, who they rescue from being killed by one of the “crazies.” The story follows their terrifying journey, avoiding capture—and worse—by the “crazies” who are beginning to “flock” and are led by one they call Raggedy Man as they attempt to reach Maine and a place called Kashwak which they hope will be their salvation.

Zombieland Series Casting Update

~From ShockTillYouDrop.com

It was revealed last month that Amazon is making plans to turn Ruben Fleischer's 2009 horror comedy Zombieland into a streaming series and, today, Deadline has learned two of the actors that will be joining the central four-person cast. Tyler Ross (Milkshake) will play Columbus and relative newcomer Izabela Vidovic will play Little Rock.

The original film, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as a group of survivors trying to stay alive in the face of the zombie apocalypse. Ross and Vidovic's roles are those originally played by Eisenberg and Breslin, respectively.

Planned for 30-minute episodes, the "television" version of "Zombieland" returns the franchise to its original concept of an ongoing serialized comedy adventure.


First Look at Stephen King's "Under the Dome"

During Super Bowl XLVII, we got our first look at "Under the Dome", the much-anticipated CBS adaptation of Stephen King's 2009 thriller, which is scheduled to debut on June 24th, 2013.

So Fetch! Mean Girls Musical In Early Development!

~From Broadway.com

Broadway may get a little more mean thanks to Tina Fey and the Plastics. Seven-time Emmy winner Tina Fey is working on a musical adaptation of her hit 2004 film Mean Girls, according to E! Online.

“We want to. I would love to,” Fey said of adapting the movie for the stage. “I’m trying to develop it with my husband [Jeff Richmond], who does all the music for 30 Rock, and I think Paramount’s onboard.”

Based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, Mean Girls follows a group of popular girls, known as the Plastics, who rule a suburban high school with an iron first and the group of outcasts who takes them down. The film was written by Fey and starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan.