Starting life as arguably one of the best horror novellas ever written and then being adapted into an often overlooked feature film, The Mist has been around the horror community for many a year. Stephen Kings original novella tells the tale of of a suspicious fog that settles over a small New England town and brings with it creatures that defy explanation.
Frank Darabont adapted and directed the feature film and while the novella had a very ambiguous ending – the film went for the jugular and delivered one of the most disturbing and powerful endings put to film – and it bothered a lot of people.
So, now we get word that Dimension Television is developing a TV series based on the property. It is being reported that King has given his blessing for the project and that Christian Torpe has been brought on board to handle the writing duties.
Deadlines reports that the series “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.” Bob Weinstein comments “With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”No word on when things might gear up for production but with Under The Dome wrapping up, I have a feeling it will be sooner than later.