Stephen King’s novella The Mist – which was memorably filmed by Frank Darabont in 2007 – is heading to TV, courtesy of Dimension Television, set to fill the gap left by the cancellation of both Syfy’s Haven and CBS’ Under the Dome earlier this year.
According to Deadline, 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.” Dimension say the project, from writer Christian Torpe, has King’s blessing.
“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,” Bob Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films explained. “With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.” Weinstein previously announced that he was working with Darabont on a ten-part TV version.
In addition to the Darabont film, The Mist was also adapted as an audio drama in 1993 by Tom Lopez, based on Dennis Etchison’s proposed screenplay for the film.