Stephen King adaptation lands director.

Screen Daily has word that Tod Williams (‘Paranormal Activity 2,’ ‘The Door in the Floor,’ ‘The Adventures of Sebastian Cole’) has closed a deal to step behind the camera to direct John Cusack in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Cell.’

As previously reported, Cusack will be playing Clayton Riddell, a struggling graphic artist from Boston, who finds joy at finally hitting it big is shattered by an event called The Pulse which causes all those who were using their mobile phones at the time of The Pulse to become zombies attacking and killing anyone in their way.

Filming on the thriller is set to kick in May with Williams directing from a screenplay adapted by King and ‘The Last House On The Left’ scribe Adam Alleca. Richard Saperstein, Brian Witten and Shara Kay are on board to produce.