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The Mist descends again, this time for a series…

September 17th, 2015 by Marc Comments


The Mist, directed by  Frank Darabont and based on the Stephen King short story, was an effective horror movie with one of the most devastating endings I have ever seen. And now The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Television wants us to revisit it. Weekly.

It seems that King has given the new TV series his blessing and the show will be written by Christian Torpe, creator of the Danish series Ritaand will “tell an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town but contains limitless havoc. From psychological terrors to otherworldly creatures, the mist causes the town residents’ darkest demons to appear forcing them to battle the supernatural event and, more importantly, each other.”

So it sounds like it plans on deviating from the story and the movie substantially.

Bob Weinstein said: “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.”

As a big fan of King’s work and the movie, I find it hard to believe the series can live up to either, but I’ll certainly be there on the first night to find out.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….