Eli Roth says he plans to make some changes to the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Cell”, but with good intention (not to mention the author’s blessing).
Roth tells Sci-Fi Wire that “I love the opening [scene], but I also want to keep, … not necessarily that same chaotic tone, but I want to keep the tension of the opening 40 pages of the book going throughout the whole film and introduce other elements. Because I think the book, for me, where it loses tension is where suddenly you don’t feel like the phone crazies are trying to kill them.”
His intention is to find a way “to make it so you still feel the tension… that any second you could get killed [and] carrying that throughout the whole film.”
Roth hopes to shoot the movie in Boston, where it is set, and possibly persuade King to make a cameo – “If he’d like to, sure. There’s always room. That’s the good thing about Cell. Because it’s like crazy people running around trying to [kill you] It’s like everybody gets a cameo.”