Clarius Entertainment has acquired US rights from CAA and Paradigm to Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company’s thriller, which International Film Trust sells at the EFM.

John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson star in the Stephen King adaptation about survivors on the run from blood-thirsty hordes who have been transformed by a mind-altering disruption across the global phone mobile network.

Clarius plans a wide theatrical release later this year on Cell, which also stars Isabelle Fuhrman and Stacy Keach.

Tod “Kip” Williams directed from a screenplay by King with revisions by Adam Alleca and Mark Leyner.

Michael Benaroya, Richard Saperstein, Brian Witten and Shara Kay served as producers.

As president of Dimension Saperstein oversaw the King adaptation 1408, which also stars Cusack and Jackson.