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Frank Darabont to direct Stephen King's THE MIST
By Karl Schneider
October 19, 2006
Stephen King's THE MIST
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.