News has broken that there’s going to be a new adaptation of Stephen King’s work coming out. The prolific writer has had his work turned into films, miniseries, and TV shows for decades now, and it looks like that trend is set to continue. The latest of his literary works that is being revisited and being mined- hopefully- for small screen gold is The Mist.
Published back in 1984, the book told the story of how a mysterious mist overtook a small town and brought with it all sorts of psychological and supernatural terror. The townspeople are forced to confront not only the creatures that come with the mist, but also their own dark human nature as the struggle for survival reaches a fever pitch.
The book was adapted into a feature film directed by Frank Darabont and starring Thomas Jane back in 2007. It garnered average reviews, but was only an extremely modest box office success story considering the names involved. Now the Weinstein Company is hoping to give the property new life in the form of a television series, and they’ve hired Christian Torpe to bring it to life.
“The terror and drama in Stephen Kingâ€™s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth,â€ says Bob Weinstein. â€œWith this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”
As of now, there’s no news on a projected premiere date, or even a network. So these are early days, still.
You pumped for more King on your TV?