EXCLUSIVE: International Film Trust (IFT) has announced a slew of deals on its Stephen King adaptation Cell, shooting now in Georgia with John Cusack.
President Christian de Gallegos and his team have licensed rights to Telemunchen for Germany and Notorious for Italy on the thriller from Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company.
Deals also closed in Greece (Hollywood), Switzerland (Praesens), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Film), former Yugoslavia (Blitz), Poland (Monolith), Latin America (Leda), China (HGC), Hong Kong (Deltamac), India (Pictureworks), Indonesia (PT Amero), Malaysia and Thailand (Sahamongkol), Middle East (Shooting Stars), Philippines (Pioneer), Singapore (Cathay), Taiwan (Deepjoy) and Star TV for pan-Asian pay-TV.
Tod Williams directs and Samuel L Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Stacy Keach also star in the story of a deadly pulse that affects mobile phone users.
Stephen King wrote the screenplay with revisions by Adam Alleca and Mark Leyner.
“We have relished the opportunity to reunite John and Sam and with production currently underway we couldn’t be happier with how Cell has come together,” said de Gallegos.
Former Dimension Films president Richard Saperstein, Michael Benaroya, Brian Witten and Shara Kay produce.
The executive producers roster incudes Cusack, Paddy Cullen, Edward Mokhtarian, Armen Aghaeian, Xavier Gens and Laurence Freed.