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Frank Darabont to direct Stephen King's THE MIST

By Karl Schneider     October 19, 2006
Source: Variety

Stephen King's THE MIST
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According to Variety, Frank Darabont has signed on to direct the upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King's THE MIST for Dimension Films.

The film will take place in a small town where a thick mist engulfs the area, killing those caught in its darkness. Terrified survivors seek refuge in a supermarket, while a swarm of murderous critters tries to get in.

"It's a project Stephen King and I have been talking about doing for almost 20 years now," Darabont told Variety. "In fact, it almost was my first directing project many years ago, but I went classy and did 'The Shawshank Redemption' instead. It's time to get down and dirty and make a nasty little character-driven gut-punch horror movie."

Thomas Jane is in negotiations to join the cast, production is expected to start this coming Spring.


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jamesdalton 10/19/2006 2:32:59 AM
Not to be confused with The Fog. Although its hard not too. Critters tend to be scarier than ghost pirates. For the most part.
majorbludd 10/19/2006 3:20:41 AM
The Mist...The Fog...Storm of the Century you've seen one bad weather event you've seen them all..just add a King twist to it
ragsymuffin 10/19/2006 5:46:38 AM
I would speculate that the nasty little critters in "The Mist" are the same little buggers in "From a Buick 8." Stephen King is great at maintaining continuity from book to book. I just wish he would write a Star Trek novel. He'd be great at it, based on all the Trek references in his books.
supremeone 10/19/2006 5:49:55 AM
Having read this novella(it's a pretty long short story)about ten years ago...I can distinctly remember at the time how I thought it would make a great movie. I think it will turn out better than The Fog(especially the new one). I just hope they do the story justice. SUPREMEONE
madmanic999 10/19/2006 5:59:53 AM
THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!!!! I loved this story when I was younger and have read it twice since..... for the uninitiated believe me the only resemblence this has to the fog is the use of that particular weather pattern.... And as far as the creatures, that is the cool part, there wasn't any one type, there were dozens, flying thingys, tentacle thingys, Giant thingys that were as massive as dinasaurs..... if done right this could be a amazing thriller..... I CAN'T WAIT!!!
karas1 10/19/2006 6:44:50 AM
I read The Mist in college. It gave me nightmares for 2 nights running and I think it's still the scariest thing I've ever read. It wasn't so much about the monsters, you barely saw those. It was more about how the people trapped in the supermarket reacted and banded together and chose certain people as scapegoats. The people were much scarier than the monsters... This could be a great film, but only if it concentrates on the reactions of the people. If it becomes about the monsters it will be interchangable with any other monster flick.
lochkray 10/19/2006 7:05:12 AM
Lets hope Darabont doesn't change the setting from a supermarket to a movie theater called "the Majestic". I still haven't completely forgiven him for that snooze-fest, after such incredible turns with Shawshank and Green Mile. Darabont has shown that he really is a talented director. I'm just a little unsure of how he will do with monster-horror.
wessmith1966 10/19/2006 8:01:26 AM
King and Darabont is a good combination. Based on that I'd have to see this as long as the trailer looks half decent.


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