Author Stephen King is teaming with HOSTEL director Eli Roth to bring his best-selling book CELL to the big screen. Roth recently read the thriller, which sees a mysterious pulse sent through cellular phones turn humans into crazed zombies, and immediately began plans for a movie. Roth says, "I couldn't put it down. It was such a balls-out horror movie with a smart take on the zombie genre." The director is keen to write the screenplay for the film, possibly alongside King, and will start on the project as soon as he finishes directing HOSTEL 2.