Frank Darabont and Stephen King (Finally) Get Mist-y

by | October 19, 2006 | Comments

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.

And in case you doubt Frank Darabont’s abilities around jolts and gore, keep in mind he wrote "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors," "The Fly 2," and that rather cool remake of "The Blob."

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