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Tod Williams to direct Cell for Cargo Entertainment

Cargo Entertainment has attached Tod “Kip” Williams to direct John Cusack in the Stephen King adaptation Cell. Mark Lindsay is presenting the project to buyers  company handles international pre-sales while Paradigm represents US rights.

Williams previously directed the $175m global hit Paranormal Activity 2.

King and The Last House On The Left writer Adam Alleca adapted Cell, which centres on a graphic artist who struggles to reach his wife and son in the aftermath of a devastating pulse transmitted through a mobile phone network.

Production is set to start in May. Richard Saperstein, Brian Witten and Shara Kay will produce. As president of Dimension Films Saperstein oversaw the $130m-plus global hit 1408 and The Mist.

“Tod is a dynamic filmmaker whose work has been both critically acclaimed and commercially successful,” said Cargo CEO, Marina Grasic. “He brings a unique and exciting vision to Cell that will appeal to audiences worldwide.”

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