Samuel L Jackson in `Cell`

PTI| Updated: Nov 06, 2013, 09:36 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Samuel L Jackson is all set to join John Cusack in apocalyptic thriller "Cell", which is based on the novel by Stephen King.

`The Cell` is being directed by Tod Williams with makers eyeing a January production, reported Variety.

Published in 2006, the story follows a New England artist struggling to reunite with his son after a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns humans into mindless vicious animals.

Jackson, who was last seen in Quentin Tarantino`s `Django Unchained`, will play Tom McCourt, an engineer and former soldier who escapes from Boston along with Cusack`s character, Clay Riddell.

King collaborated with Adam Alleca on the screenplay of the movie.