It looks like Eli Roth is going to be pretty busy for awhile. Roth is currently filming Hostel: Part II in Prague, the sequel to his highly successful goo-fest, and will also be directing the movie adaptation of Stephen King'sCell once he's done killing off a bunch of pretty girls. There hasn't been much movement on Cell , beyond a few hints of the gore to come, but AICN reports that Roth has chosen writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to pen the screenplay.

Alexander and Kareszewski have written a mixed bag of scripts so far, (Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flynt, Agent Cody Banks) and Roth is known for violent and disturbing subject matter; having read King's novel he has a lot to work with here. However, with Roth busy on the Hostel sequel, it should be awhile before Cell goes into production, let alone arrive in theaters. But even if we have to wait for Cell, there is still the film version of King's short story 1408 with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson (off yet another Scott Alexander script) to keep us content and (hopefully) satisfied in the interim.

I've always had a soft spot for Stephen King books, but the movies have been inconsistent to say the least. For every Carrie there has been a Christine, so I remain pretty skeptical whenever someone decides to bring one of his stories to the screen. Yet, as long as he can handle the story (which is pretty basic), I feel Roth and his love for carnage are the perfect fit to tackle King's creepiness. What do you think?

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