Samuel L. Jackson arrives ahead of the Australian premiere of The Hateful Eight at Event Cinemas George Street on January 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

Samuel L. Jackson arrives ahead of the Australian premiere of The Hateful Eight at Event Cinemas George Street on January 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

*Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to sci-fi horror film “Cell,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Directed by Tod “Kip” Williams, “Cell” is based on the apocalyptic novel of the same name by Stephen King, who adapted the screenplay along with Adam Alleca.

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The story follows a mysterious cell phone signal that’s broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals. Cusack plays a struggling graphic artist who bands together with a small group of fellow survivors to trek across a decimated New England to seek answers and reunite with his son.

Saban Films president Bill Bromiley said, “Stephen King is widely recognized as a master of the horror genre. Combining his talent along with Tod’s vision and this dynamic cast, which reteams King, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson for the first time since ‘1408,’ delivers a truly unique modern tale of survival.”