Jackson Joins Cusack in King's Haunted "1408"

With a few new Stephen King adaptations on the way (including Desperation and Cell), Dimension is readying 1408, a ghost story about a professional "debunker" who has to deal with a seriously haunted hotel room. The flick's about to begin production early this summer, and joining lead actor John Cusack in the project is everyone's favorite character actor: Sam L. Jackson!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Samuel L. Jackson has come aboard 1408, Dimension Films' adaptation of a Stephen King short story being directed by Mikael Hafstrom. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing. 1408 is the tale of a debunker of paranormal occurrences (John Cusack) who encounters real terror when he checks into the notorious Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel. Jackson plays the manager of the hotel. The short story originally appeared in King's audio book Blood and Smoke and was later included as one of 14 short stories in the author's Everything's Eventual, which was published in 2002. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt) are rewriting the screenplay, which originally was written by Matt Greenberg."



Tyler Peterson

1408 Snakes on a Plane!

Apr 5 - 09:55 AM


Aaron Senters

I love John Cusack. I will watch this just for him.

Apr 5 - 01:24 PM


Ted Osborn

Yeah, I love Cusack, and can't wait to see another scene of him in the rain. It seems that guy has a wet scene, from rain, in every movie.

Apr 6 - 06:59 AM


Brian Bara

[b]King on Screen[/b]
King adaptations rarely work. I can name the few that are good on one hand. I am always suspicious of films based on King's work, because they rarely capture the spirit and tone of their source material. I'm not holding my breath, despite the excellent cast...

Apr 6 - 08:14 AM


Ken Schrock

The addition of Jackson is definitely making me look forward to this a good deal more.

Apr 6 - 12:51 PM


William Merryman

I've read the intensely creepy short story, and how it'll be spread over an hour is a mystery to me. I'll keep my hopes up, though.

Apr 7 - 03:32 PM

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