I am cautiously optimistic about the upcoming John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson horror movie “1408”. Why so cautious? Because it’s based on a Stephen King story, and if I’ve found out one true thing about the Kingster, it’s that his horror stories inevitably end up very, very silly. (Giant bug in “Dreamcatcher”, giant spider in “It”, and giant finger in “The Stand”. See what I mean?) But from what I’ve seen of “1408”, it looks really good. (Or at least, no giant anything in sight.) And I’m a fan of the two stars, Cusack and Jackson. So here you go, a new poster for “1408” via AICN.
Adapted from the short story by Stephen King, a renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin (John Cusack) believes only in what he can see with his own two eyes. But after a string of bestsellers discrediting paranormal events in the most infamous haunted houses and graveyards around the world, he has no real proof of life – or afterlife. Enslin’s phantom-free run of long and lonely nights, however, is about to change forever when he checks into suite 1408 of the notorious Dolphin Hotel for his latest project, “Ten Nights in Haunted Hotel Rooms.” Defying the warnings of the hotel manager (Samuel L. Jackson), the author is the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted room. Another bestseller may be imminent, but first he must go from skeptic to true believer – and ultimately survive the night.
“1408” stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Christopher Carey, Mary McCormack, and is directed by Mikael Hafstrom. It opens June 22nd, 2007.