The Plot of The Mist

Posted: January 16, 2017, 08:46:30
Section: TV » The Mist

Dread Central had the following to report about the plot of The Mist.

We also now have a better idea of the first season’s structure and who’s who… There will be multiple scattered groups struggling to survive the Mist. Alyssa Sutherland plays a mother who gets trapped in a mall with her daughter and her daughter’s rapist; Morgan Spector plays the father of Sutherland’s daughter, who is stuck in a different location from the rest of his family; Okezie Morro plays a man with amnesia struggling to find allies; and Frances Conroy plays a woman whose ideas regarding the origin of the monstrous Mist will lead to great conflict within her small community of survivors.

The Mist Premieres June 22 on Spike

Posted: January 14, 2017, 23:12:45
Section: TV » The Mist

The Mist premieres Thursday, June 22 at 10 p.m. on Spike and Nerdist reports that it will take "the Fargo approach".

“It’s the same but it’s different,” Christian Torpe said on a Television Critics Association 2017 winter press tour panel for his new show. “Like a weird, twisted cousin to the original source material. Fans of the movie and of the book and Mr. King’s work will certainly see elements from it, and especially if you watch the season in macro perspective there’s plenty of parallel. We also, in order to develop it for TV and to turn it into an ongoing series, took our own little detours here and there. Let’s call it a parallel story or a cousin to the original one.”

The 10-episode series is based on the novella, not the film. Torpe said although he enjoyed both endings, he’s come up with his own spin on the story. “I personally loved Mr. Darabont’s ending. I thought it was a stroke of genius. We are playing around in that territory,” he hinted.

As for the actual mist itself, Torpe has updated the visuals and the powers of the mist to distinguish this story from the previous versions. More than the literal mist, The Mist is a show about fear.

“It really is a very character-driven show. The Mist is, to a certain degree, an existential backdrop and the story is more about how people react to fear and to the threat of what’s out there.”

The Mist premieres Thursday, June 22 at 10 p.m. on Spike. For the entire article, head over to Nerdist.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Unearthed & Untold Out Tomorrow

Posted: January 12, 2017, 08:45:04

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th but this year it’s a good day (no there isn’t a new Jason movie being released). Tomorrow, Friday 13th, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary will be released on numerous platforms.

The documentary, which took filmmakers John Campopiano and Justin White nearly 5 years to complete, will finally be released this Friday, January 13th. Starting with a digital release on Amazon Instant, XBOX Live, VUDU, Sony PlayStation Network, Google Play and iTunes, where it’s currently available for pre-sell here:

The film will also be released on Amazon Prime, Roku, Hulu and cable VOD at a later date. In addition, iTunes will carry the exclusive bonus features, which will be released in a special iTunes package in the coming month. The film will also be released in Canada via Raven Banner Releasing later in the year.

You can find my review here and also listen to Lou and me talk to John Campopiano about the documentary here.

My Books on Amazon

Posted: January 11, 2017, 10:13:15
Section: Book » Shining In The Dark

Shining in the Dark is now listed on my author page over at Amazon along with my other two books. They haven’t added the cover yet though but it’s there if you want to pre-order.

You can also follow me on Amazon (not sure what you get for doing that but please try it out).

Mr Mercedes: TV Series Faithful to the Book?

Posted: January 10, 2017, 12:50:55
Section: TV » Mr Mercedes

Are the details in the Mr Mercedes casting call an indication that the adaptation will be faithful to the book?

The Berkeley Independent reports that an extras casting call for Mr. Mercedes, the next Stephen King work to be adapted to the screen, has finally gone out. What is especially interesting about the call is how specific its requests are. In fact, the level of detail in the casting call may suggest a few things about the plot of the adaptation and how faithfully it will adhere to the Stephen King-penned hardboiled crime thriller it is based on.

Read the article here.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Photos From The Set of The Mist

Posted: January 10, 2017, 00:49:49
Section: TV » The Mist

Here is an article about filming The Mist TV series in Halifax. There are also some set photos.

“I think our special effects are really good, I think the story is very good, and I’d like to think it has legs. I’d love for it to go three or four or five seasons. Haven went six.”
- - Art director Terry Quennell

For more photos head over to the article.

Thanks to Lena Hardiman

Mr Mercedes Filming Soon

Posted: January 9, 2017, 12:29:08
Section: TV » Mr Mercedes

Mr Mercedes is gearing up to start filming. We have confirmation from this casting call that they will be shooting in the Charleston area the week of February 21-24.

Tona B. Dahlquist Casting is looking for paid extras of "all ages ethnicities and types" for a 10-episode television series being shot in the Charleston area this month.

Casting directors are also looking for "a set of twins," Caucasian babies (preferably girls) 7-9 months of age.

Interested actors should be available for filming multiple days and nights the week of February 21-24.

They're also looking for several real police officers, EMTs/ paramedics and firemen as well as anyone who owns a vehicle made between 1990 and 2011.

Interested parties can visit the Casting Facebook page for more information as well as updated casting needs.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Thanks For 2016 & Happy 2017!

Posted: December 31, 2016, 18:00:00

2016 is almost over and I want to take this chance to wish you all a great 2017 and also thank you for all your support during 2016. We have a lot to look forward to in 2017 and I’m convinced it will be a great year to be a King fan. I’m especially looking forward to Steve and Owen’s collaboration “Sleeping Beauties”. What are you looking forward to in 2017?

/ Lilja

News archive