Jackson Checks Into '1408'
Forget 'Snakes on a Plane' -- It's time for 'Freak Stuff in a Hotel Room'
The Stephen King adaptation will be directed by Mikael Hafstrom ("Derailed") working from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
The film focuses on a professional paranormal debunker (Cusack) who runs into something he can't debunk at the Dolphin Hotel. According to Variety, Jackson will play the hotel manager.
The original King short story has been featured both in the audio book "Blood and Smoke" and in the 2002 collection "Everything's Eventual."
Shooting on "1408" will begin sometime this summer.
Where, pray tell, will "1408" fit in Jackson's busy schedule? Who knows. Last seen in "Freedomland," Jackson has already completed work on the thematic double-bill of "Snakes on a Plane" and "Black Snake Moan." His upcoming slate includes the currently-shooting "Home of the Brave," voiceover work on "Farce of the Penguins" and a co-starring gig opposite Josh Hartnett in "Resurrecting the Champ."