It’s a project that’s been on Frank Darabont‘s back burner for what seems like ten years, but not any more: The director of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile" will helm an adaptation of Stephen King‘s "The Mist" for the Weinstein brothers. Already I can’t wait.
From Variety: ""It’s a project Stephen King and I have been talking about doing for almost 20 years now," Darabont said. "In fact, it almost was my first directing project many years ago, but I went classy and did "The Shawshank Redemption" instead. It’s time to get down and dirty and make a nasty little character-driven gut-punch horror movie."
Published in 1985 as part of King’s short story collection "Skeleton Crew," "The Mist" takes place in a small town where a thick mist engulfs the area, killing those caught in its darkness. Terrified survivors seek refuge in a supermarket, while a swarm of murderous critters tries to get in."
–I think it’s one of King’s very best short stories, and I can’t wait to see what the final product looks like. Ah, and it looks Thomas Jane is all set to play the lead role, which sounds good to me.