Stephen King’s The Mist has been adapted for television and by the looks of this trailer, it’ll be worth the wait!
Stephen King’s short story, The Mist, was first published as part of an anthology in 1980. Then in 2007, it was adapted into a feature-length film by director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile).
Despite never having read the source material, I thought the film was excellent with an ending that was created especially for that medium. Even Stephen King has been quoted as wishing he had thought of the film ending for his short story.
The US television network Spike has adapted the story into a ten episode series. It will be interesting to see what has been added to expand the story across that many episodes. One thing for sure is that the gore and horror content looks set to high.
The Mist will debut on Spike on June 22nd in the US.
Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.