Depending on who you ask, Frank Darabont‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s “The Mist” is either an underrated gem or a missed opportunity. For Dimension, it’s probably down to dollars and cents, and they likely believe the story can do more than the $57 million worldwide that Darabont’s film brought in at the box office. So, lo and behold, a TV series is here.
In the works since last fall, Spike TV has stepped up and ordered a pilot for “The Mist.” Christian Torpe (Danish series “Rita“) is writing the show, which will expand the novella into series form. The story is basically about a thick mist that holds some dangerous creatures and keeps a small town hostage. It’s a premise that could probably be easily opened up, but I have to wonder how long one small town would be enveloped in near zero visibility fog.
But that’s for the creatives to work out, and they’ve clearly got a take that’s enough to spur Spike’s interest. Thoughts? Leave ’em below. [Deadline]