News surfaced several months back that Stephen King's short story The Mist was going to be made into a live-action TV show. Now, along with additional details, a teaser trailer has been released.
In 2007 there was a movie made of The Mist, based off the story in King's 1980 horror anthology Dark Forces. The novella focused around a group of people in a small town in Maine, who end up fighting for their lives against themselves and a horde of Lovecraftian monsters, after a thick mist has blanketed their town. The 2007 movie by director Frank Darabont ended differently than the King's version, offering a much bleaker look.
According to Christian Torpe, the show's creator, "I wanted to be respectful to the source material, but my feeling was there was already a great adaptation out there by Frank Darabont,"
He went on to say, "The novella is 200 pages and one location, and we needed to change that to make an ongoing series. But we wanted to remain faithful to the heart of the story,"
Apparently, The Mist will be a multi-layered show. Not focusing on monsters entirely, the trailer perfectly demonstrates the animosity the townspeople share amongst themselves, adding another struggle to their already precarious situation. Multiple characters will already be dealing with difficult situations even before the mist rolls in. So rather than a straight up show about monsters, Torpe expressed how he wanted to make the show more of a psychological thriller, with creatures thrown in to stir the pot as it were.
Developed by Spike TV, The Mist is set to debut this summer on June 22