THIS JUST IN: The Mist Coming to the Small Screen

By John Roisland


Once and once only in my life have I ever yelled out loud in pure anger at the ending of a film, and that film was The Mist. From the many people I have spoken to over the years about movies, they always the same reaction soon as The Mist is mentioned - "That DAMN ending!"

Overall, The Mist was a great film, and I really enjoyed it, but I have only seen once. The impact of that viewing - the way the story was told, the acting, and, of course, the special FX - honestly left such a vivid imprint on me that I've never had to watch it again. And it's not because I didn't like it. As I mentioned previously, it's a strange film, one of those movies that you (or I) only have to watch once. It's hard to explain to someone who hasn't seen it, but those of you who have seen it know damn well what it is that I am talking about when I mention yelling at the end.

Without giving anything away to those who haven't, I'll just say it's not a huge cliffhanger of an ending... Not by far.

The Mist, based on a Stephen King novella of the same name, was brought to the big screen in 2007 by Frank Darabont, who had previously directed The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, also by Stephen King, and I commend the job he did. That being said, for some reason Dimension Television will be bring The Mist to the small screen in an ongoing series being penned by Christian Torpe (Rita, Park Road).

There is no news on who will star, when to expect it, or even what network will pick it up. We will keep you up to date as further developments surface. I'm not much of a TV person, but I think that I just might have to check out this series,and see how Mr. Torpe carries the torch. Or even if he can.

Posted by John Roisland

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