Dimension Television is reportedly developing a television series based on horror master Steven King’s The Mist. The novella was also adapted into a 2007 film by MGM, which was directed by Frank Darabont. King has reportedly given his blessing to the project, which is apparently being being written by Christian Torpe.
“The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth. With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”
Bob Weinstein – The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films.
I was first introduced to The Mist in King’s Skeleton Crew (1985).
It was easily my favourite story from the book and the movie adaptation is one of my all time favourite horror movies (See Wormwood’s recommended horror movies here.) It was brilliant in its direction, acting and pace. The ending was altered from the original story and King himself admitted that he liked the new one better.
The Mist is fantastic because not only is it a scare a minute, but also as it makes you think. It makes you question the nature of man and what we are capable of in desperation. It shows you how easily we, ourselves, can become greater monsters than the ones that haunt our nightmares.
I obviously have really high hopes for this series and am holding thumbs, toes, and whatever other phalanges I can squeeze. Let’s hope the writing stays solid and this doesn’t go the way of Under the Dome or The Strain.
If it does…well…
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