The Mist is coming to mist your sh*t up real good in small screen form and now we’ve been blessed with the first TV trailer for this Stephen King adaptation. The series will be on Spike yet this early look provides more questions than Manswers.
Looking a bit different than Frank Darabont’s 2007 cinematic take on King’s novella, the television version still teases dread and townfolk being pushed to their limits, but we’ll see these poor schmucks terrorized in loads more locations with a buffet of mental torture ahead. Toss in religious fervor, sinister basic cable bone-zoning and folks going mad and you have a pretty good idea of what’s at the ready.
“It’s a weird cousin to the original material,” explained series creator Christian Torpe when speaking with Entertainment Weekly. “It has a constant ebb and flow communication with the novella. But who knows? Maybe some of the original characters will make a cameo at some point.”
The Mist, currently earmarked to arrive on the Jon Taffer yelling network on June 22, isn’t the only King-based project arriving this summer. Hollywood’s motion picture take on The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is slated to hit theaters on August 4. No one is returning my calls on a possible Langoliers mobile game, so we’ll all have to hold tight for a while on that.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)