Replay “MIST” for me: Stephen King adaptation gets TV pilot orderMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Frank Darabont did just fine adapting Stephen King’s THE MIST as a feature film, but Dimension, which released the movie, is taking another whack at the story via its TV division, and is a step closer to getting it on the air.
Variety reports that the Spike network has ordered a pilot based on King’s saga of a group of people stranded in a Maine supermarket by a mysterious mist that sweeps through the region, bringing all sorts of horrible creatures with it. Christian Torpe, the Danish writer/producer of several TV series including the hit RITA, is executive-producing the show, which is said to have King’s blessing; other creative talent has yet to be revealed. “We are excited to be in business with Spike on their first scripted production pilot and working with the very talented Christian Torpe to further explore Stephen King’s classic novella and bring this riveting series to television audiences,” Dimension’s Bob Weinstein tells the trade. We’ll keep you posted on further developments.