Unfinished Cut of Darabont's The Mist Draws Kudos

Hot Fuzz helmer says it's "fantastic."

by | August 2, 2007 | Comments

Excited about Frank Darabont‘s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist? Edgar Wright is. The Hot Fuzz director says he’s seen an unfinished version of the flick, and it’s something to look forward to.

At a press conference last weekend promoting his Hot Fuzz DVD, Edgar Wright shared his enthusiasm for the film, currently in post-production for a November release. He also playfully dropped some famous cinematic names explaining how he came to screen The Mist at director Frank Darabont’s invitation.

“I did, I saw [The Mist] in the edit,” he began. “Not to name drop, but me and Quentin Tarantino went to watch it in the Avid at Frank Darabont’s — did I mention Quentin Tarantino?”

“Frank asked us to come into the Avid and watch it,” he continued. “Frank Darabont — director of The Mist, Shawshank, writer of Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors…writer of The Blob: remake, Kevin Dillon…also Johnny Drama on Entourage — sorry!” he said with a laugh.

Joking aside, Wright was impressed by what he saw. Coming from a proven genre buff, and a self-professed fan of Stephen King’s original novel, that should be encouraging to fans. “I used to read Stephen King obsessively as a teenager, and The Mist was always one of those stories that struck a chord with me. And Frank’s come up with a — I don’t know if you remember the ending of the story, it’s quite open-ended conclusion — but Frank Darabont has got an amazing ending, the final payoff is great. It’s obviously unfinished; all of the effects [are] still unfinished, but the fact that it still worked in that state was great. And a great cast; Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden — just fantastic.”

Darabont is, after all, a three-time Oscar nominee. He’s been honored for adapting and producing The Green Mile, and for adapting The Shawshank Redemption — both of which were also originally Stephen King stories.

Tag Cloud

DC Universe Nickelodeon golden globes Video Games Netflix Biopics YouTube Red crossover BET Tomatazos talk show Ellie Kemper Martial Arts cops Schedule WGN 45 zombies President DC Comics TV Calendar Sci-Fi Comic Book CMT diversity Lucasfilm Syfy sitcom supernatural Rock ITV Extras Disney Channel Western First Look Toys Britbox VH1 dramedy SDCC AMC adventure Showtime Drama Character Guide Cartoon Network Sneak Peek Sundance NYCC National Geographic Reality boxoffice transformers Certified Fresh 24 frames Premiere Dates dc 2016 Lifetime The CW Marathons Paramount Network Star Wars cults IFC Films Cosplay FXX Universal DC streaming service Fantasy aliens Holidays Year in Review thriller Comedy TCA Kids & Family NBC Acorn TV science fiction Opinion Summer dceu Disney VICE 2015 Shondaland unscripted APB TLC Reality Competition Countdown singing competition Teen Polls and Games GLAAD USA TNT Pixar Warner Bros. Mindy Kaling SundanceTV psycho Comedy Central DirecTV ABC Family PaleyFest Crackle travel Star Trek Logo Nat Geo CBS GoT LGBTQ Amazon Valentine's Day Pop composers Rocky Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt El Rey TCA 2017 political drama comiccon Mystery Masterpiece Set visit Spike Trivia E! Ghostbusters Interview Animation crime TCM Paramount Creative Arts Emmys Horror IFC technology vampires ABC See It Skip It Food Network based on movie The Arrangement Best and Worst war Adult Swim GIFs cats HBO Christmas Fall TV 007 finale Musicals Fox News Oscars TruTV Watching Series Winter TV zombie Trailer BBC America medical drama Superheroe Esquire Nominations Lionsgate RT History crime thriller justice league 21st Century Fox Election Sundance Now romance Photos robots Freeform Country Podcast USA Network MSNBC Rom-Com Sony Pictures Emmys CNN historical drama Super Bowl Pirates Red Carpet Marvel ratings A&E PBS social media crime drama period drama cinemax Awards 20th Century Fox Dark Horse Comics FX Winners 2017 Musical discovery Mary Tyler Moore Action Bravo YA what to watch Music spy thriller OWN E3 TBS CBS All Access Tumblr Writers Guild of America Hulu CW Seed hist TV Land docudrama serial killer Grammys Spring TV cooking X-Men Thanksgiving festivals SXSW politics ESPN Box Office Starz American Society of Cinematographers harry potter Infographic History MTV Superheroes BBC sports police drama TIFF binge FOX biography