NEWS - THE MIST
The movie version of The Mist or rather its ending has been the basis for a lot of discussions and arguments between King Fans ever since it was released. Today, thanks to Douglas Dowie, I found this editorial from Quint over at Ain’t it Cool News about the films ending and I think you should all read it. It’s very well written and it has a very good point.
Also, if you didn’t know it there is a different version of the movie cut by Kevin Karstens (check out his website here) with a different ending.
What do you think about the movies ending? Love it? Have it? Why do you feel like you do?
Here a clip from The Mist.
Click on play to see the clip.
Here is my review of both the single and double DVD versions of The MistPosted: March 25, 2008, 00:10:31
The Mist week continues here on Lilja’s Library. Besides the contest you can also check out a new interview I have done with the movies director Frank Darabont. In the interview he talks about the movie and also what role he wanted Stephen King to play.
And as a thank you for all the support you are showing Lilja’s Library I’m also going to give away two signed (by Frank Darabont) posters for The Mist. All you have to do is tell me why I should give one of them to you in the “Comments to Lilja's Library” field when you enter the contest.
Welcome to The Mist week here at Lilja’s Library. This week will be dedicated to the release of The Mist on DVD. During the week (Monday to Friday) I’ll be giving away one copy of the movie (the double disk edition) each day.
I will also give you an interview I did over the phone with director Frank Darabont as well as my review of the movie. And that is not all. If everything goes as planned I’ll have some more goodies to give away during the week.
So, keep checking back during the week, head in for today’s question in the contest and also, don’t miss my interview with Frank.
I just got confirmation that the full interview with King and Darabont that is the prize in The Mist contest I told you about yesterday will only be on the rental version of The Mist.
Also, Blockbuster is offering Mist Globes to the first one that buy the movie. If anyone can get an extra please let me know.
Posted: March 18, 2008, 22:21:19
Here you can play a Mist game. If you make it to the end there is a reward for you in the form of a preview clip with King and Darabont and the complete version is supposedly only going to be found on the rental version of the DVD.
DALLAS, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "The Mist" is rolling in today, with Blockbuster Inc. launching a free online game inspired by the Stephen King film at its website, http://www.blockbuster.com/. The game pits players against the predatory "Mist" creatures from the movie and highlights that BLOCKBUSTER(R) will have exclusive rentals of The Weinstein Company film when it is released on DVD on March 25.
Now through April 8, "The Mist" game will give gamers a chance to live the movie. Players must defeat a series of predators, battling their way through three levels based on scenes in the film. Those who escape the mist and win the game get a sneak peak of an exclusive interview with Stephen King and director/screenwriter Frank Darabont. The full version of this interview will be featured on the rental DVD, exclusively available at participating BLOCKBUSTER stores and online at http://www.blockbuster.com/.
The public can access the game at http://www.blockbuster.com/. In addition to the game, the landing page will feature the movie trailer, an option to rent the DVD and the option to receive a coupon redeemable for one $1.99 DVD rental at participating BLOCKBUSTER stores.
Based on the horror novella by Stephen King, "The Mist" tells the story of a mysterious mist that rolls into the town of Bridgton, Maine. David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a group of terrified townspeople who are trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realize there are "things" lurking in the mist -- deadly, horrifying things, not of this world. In this legendary tale of terror from master storyteller Stephen King, the thin veneer of civilization is stripped away, the masks are discarded and the true horror is revealed as us.
"The Mist" is part of an agreement that provides BLOCKBUSTER with exclusive U.S. rental rights to The Weinstein Company's theatrical and direct-to-video films, which are distributed by Genius Products, LLC. Other recent Weinstein Company releases made available for rent exclusively through Blockbuster include the Stephen King/Frank Darabont film "1408," "The Nanny Diaries" starring Scarlett Johansson, the Michael Moore documentary "Sicko" and the "Grindhouse" double feature including Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" and Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror."
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that next week is The Mist week here at Lilja’s Library. I have just finished a phone interview with Frank Darabont about the movie and that one will go online next week.
There will also be my review of the DVD and off course a contest in which you can win The Mist on DVD. So, check back in during next week or sign up for my newsletter because you don’t want to miss this!
After some confusing it seams The Mist is back on it’s original DVD release date, March 25th. If you head over to Amazon you can also see a preview from the DVD where Frank talks about the visual effects.Posted: February 11, 2008, 13:24:54
Here is the cover for the double DVD release of The Mist
Today Amazon released the DVD cover art for Genius Products release of The Mist (review) on March 25. On both the single and two-disc you'll find: Audio commentary by writer/director Frank Darabont, Eight deleted scenes with optional commentary, and “A Conversation With Stephen King and Frank Darabont” featurette; the two-disc exclusively carries: “When Darkness Came: The Making of The Mist” featurette, “Taming the Beast: Shooting Scene 35” featurette, “Monsters Among Us: A Look at the Creature FX” featurette, “The Horror of It All: The Visual FX of The Mist” featurette and “Drew Struzan: Appreciation of an Artist” featurette.
Pre-order your copy here.
Thanks to Marcus CaesarPosted: February 2, 2008, 22:34:03
As reported earlier there will be a black and white version of The Mist on the DVD release of the movie and now Frank is telling us why that is in this clip.
Thanks to Marcus Caesar
Here are the details about the DVD edition of The Mist
On March 25th, Genius Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will issue Frank Darabont's The Mist on DVD. Sticking with Darabont's original intentions for the film, a two-disc collector's edition will present "Mist" in black and white along with a standard color version and the following special features...
• Audio commentary by writer/director Frank Darabont
• Eight deleted scenes with optional commentary
• A Conversation With Stephen King and Frank Darabont featurette
• When Darkness Came: The Making of THE MIST featurette
• Taming the Beast: Shooting Scene 35 featurette
• Monsters Among Us: A Look at the Creature FX featurette
• The Horror of It All: The Visual FX of THE MIST featurette
• Drew Struzan: Appreciation of an Artist featurette
A single-disc presentation is being released as well sans the b&w version and certain bonus goodies.
Thanks to Marcus CaesarPosted: January 7, 2008, 13:51:15
Today I’m very happy to give you two interesting interviews I have done with people connected to The Mist. One is Frank Darabont, director of the movie, and the other is Gregory Nicotero who did the special effects for the movie.
I’m very pleased with how the interviews turned out (I even got some exclusive’s from Frank) and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.
Amazon.com lists the DVD release of The Mist to March 25. You can pre-order here.
You can also get the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film here
The score is by Mark Isham and here is what you will get:
1. Won’t Somebody See A Lady Home? (1:24)
2. Tentacles (3:18)
3. Bugs (7:49)
4. Mist (1:32)
5. Spiders (4:26)
6. ExpIation (2:24)
7. The Host Of Seraphim* Performed by Dead Can Dance Written by Perry / Gerrard Special film version including additional material composed by Mark Isham (7:19)
8. The Vicious Blues† from Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle Composed by Mark Isham (3:48)
The front art has changed on the official Mist site from this:
Here you can see Bernie Wrightson's drawings used for creating the monsters in The Mist.
Thanks to Troy Model
Fangoria.com has obtained the exclusive storyboard art from The Mist. They are done by artist Pete Von Sholly.
For more, see here.
Thanks to Bev VincentPosted: November 29, 2007, 00:14:00
Here is my review of The Mist.Posted: November 20, 2007, 15:26:12
Here is an interview with King made by MTV.Posted: November 16, 2007, 23:51:12
Here are some photos from the red-carpet premier in New York City of The Mist.Posted: November 15, 2007, 08:15:02
Here you can see a video from The Mist press conference with King and Darabont.
Thanks to Larry FirePosted: November 14, 2007, 08:42:47Posted: November 13, 2007, 14:26:39
Here is a link to the audio of The Mist Press Conference in New York from yesterday. No sign of a video clip yet though.
(Be warned that there is one possible very minor spoiler for The Mist discussed very briefly, though nothing that will ruin anything.)
Thanks to Larry Fire
Here is a third trailer for The Mist.
Thanks to Louis Sytsma
If you head over to the Spacecast’s podcast page you will find (in the October 27th podcaset) some quick interviews with Stephen King, Frank Darabont, and Marica-Gay Hayden about The Mist.
Thanks to Louis Sytsma
Here is a new trailer from The Mist.
Thanks to Louis Sytsma
Here is the offial site for The Mist.
Here are two reviews of the test screening of The Mist. The first one is by Randy of AFTimes and the second by Jacked_up and they are both published over at Ain’t it Cool.
In one of the reviews there where talks about the rating of the movie and to set those questions straight Frank Darabont himself contacted Ain’t it Cool and left this message.
Please note that there are some spoilers in the reviews…
Thanks to Louis Sytsma and Anders Jakobson
Here are the trailer for The Mist if you haven't seen it already.
Click on play to see the trailer.
Here is a new behind-the-scenes video from the set of The Mist. And here is a contest where you can win a signed (by both King and Darabont) copy of the audio version of The Mist.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Here is the finished poster for The Mist. You can see some other new photos from the movie here.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Louis Sytsma
Here is a review of an early version of The Mist. It sounds very promising but please be ware that there are spoilers in the review.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Louis Sytsma
Here is a better scan of the movie poster for The Mist.
Thanks to Larry Fire
Here is a teaser poster from The Mist that was shown at Comic Con in San Diego yesterday.
Here is also the panel speaking about The Mist.
Thanks to Larry
Here is the first interview with Frank Darabont since wrapping the filming of The Mist. In it he mentions that he might get to both The Monkey and / or The Long Walk during 2007.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Here is a new clip from Darabont and The Mist.
Quint's last report from the set of The Mist is now online.
Here are some cool items from the set of The Mist.
Quint heads back to the set of The Mist...again.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Quint heads back to the set of The Mist.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson
Here is Bev Vincent's report from the set of The Mist.Posted: March 23, 2007, 14:28:13
Here is an article about The Mist from The Shreveport Times.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Here is the first (of many I hope) webisode from the set of The Mist.
Thanks to Anders Jakobson
Here are some pictures Frank sent me from the set of The Mist. They show Frank in action and a scene in which Norm the bag boy is really in trouble.
Enjoy these and stay tuned...Frank said more was coming.
Posted: March 5, 2007, 10:24:14
Here is the forth and last report from the set of The Mist. This one also includes pictures and all I can say is that The Mist looks like a hit!
Thanks to Anders Jakobson
Here is the third report from the set of The Mist. This one includes pictures.Posted: March 2, 2007, 13:00:24
Here is a second report from the set of The Mist.
Here is a report from the set of The Mist. Quint more will come so stay tuned...
Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Ari
Here is a little greeting I got from Frank Darabont at the set of The Mist. It shows Frank, Norm the bag boy and Thomas Jane.
Posted: February 23, 2007, 14:09:40
I got some mails from some of you about that Frances Sternhagen had been replaced by Marcia Gay Hardin as Mrs. Carmody. This morning I got to ask Frank about it and it is not the case. Sternhagen is still in the movie and she is playing the role of Irene.Posted: February 23, 2007, 08:23:13
Latest news on The Mist:
Marcia Gay Harden and Toby Jones have disappeared into "The Mist," Dimension Films' adaptation of a Stephen King story being helmed by Frank Darabont, who also will produce.
The script, written by Darabont, is set after a strange storm blows through a Maine town and its citizens are attacked by deadly creatures. A group of townfolks barricade themselves in a supermarket and struggle for survival. Thomas Jane, Andre Braugher, Laurie Holden and Amin Joseph already have been cast.
Harden will play Mrs. Carmody, an outspoken and ultimately divisive member of the trapped group; Jones will play Ollie, a mild-mannered supermarket manager who is forced to take heroic measures to save his life and the lives of others.
Shooting begins this week in Louisiana. Castle Rock will produce along with Dimension.
Harden won an Academy Award for her work in 2000's "Pollock" and was Oscar-nominated for 2003's "Mystic River." She will next be seen in "The Invisible," directed by David Goyer, and recently completed production on Paramount Vantage's "Into the Wild," directed by Sean Penn.
British actor Jones played Truman Capote in last year's "Infamous."
Thanks to Bev VincentPosted: February 6, 2007, 09:12:16
As promised, here is my interview with Frank Darabont. I’m glad to tell you that it’s very long and that he talks about everything from The Mist and The Long Walk to The Monkey and even The Dark Tower. Read and enjoy!Posted: February 5, 2007, 11:16:50
In an interview I have done with Frank Darabont he reveals that Frances Sternhagen (Misery), Alexa Davalos, Sam Witwer, Bill Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile), Jeff DeMunn (The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile) and Brian Libby (the prisoner in The Woman in the Room) will join Thomas Jane, Andre Braugher and Laurie Holden in The Mist. The full interview will be online tomorrow.
Darkhorizons reports that Andre Braugher and Laurie Holden has joined the cast for The Mist.
Andre Braugher and Laurie Holden will join Thomas Jane in Dimension Films' adaptation of the Stephen King novella "The Mist".
The script, written by Darabont, is set after a strange storm blows through a Maine town and its citizens are attacked by deadly creatures. A group of townfolks barricade themselves in a supermarket and struggle for survival.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holden will play the female lead and Braugher a high-powered attorney who is a neighbour of Thomas Jane's leading character. Shooting is slated to begin in mid-to-late February in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Update about The Mist from King's site:
We have received news from Frank Darabont's office that Dimension will be producing The Mist along with Darkwood Productions. Shooting is scheduled to begin February 20th in Shreveport, LA. Casting choices will be announced soon.
According to this report Frank Darabont will start filming The Mist on February 20, with a tentative Nov 21 release date. Lets hope that the dates are correct this time.
Thanks to Rocky Wood
Here is an interview with Thomas Jane in which he is talking about The Mist and that shooting is planed to start in late February. Thomas plays David Drayton.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Here is the latest on the movie version of The Mist:
Thomas Jane, best known to comic fans as The Punisher, is set to star in the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist. King expert Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) is directing the film.
"I have an e-mail from Frank right here," Jane told UGO this week. "Why don't we open it and see what's going on with The Mist? He says that he just heard my deal closed today and he's happy and looking forward to working with me."
Thanks to Bev VincentPosted: November 10, 2006, 00:35:59
Here is an interview with Frank Darabont in wich he says The Mist might start shooting in February.
Thanks to Mike Cahill and Ari
Moriarty from Ain't It Cool News have some really cool news about the upcoming movie version of The Mist. Yesterday he got the following message from Frank Darabont himself.
Quote from Frank Darabont
"Doing THE MIST is a delight for me on a number of levels. For starters, I've always loved horror as a genre. Not so much the slasher thing, that got tired very quickly in my view, but from my earliest recollection I grew up loving movies that sought to scare the crap out of me, starting with the classic Universal monsters. Well, of course, that love of the genre is what led me to Stephen King's works in the first place, isn't it? So it's time to repay that debt and try to scare the crap out of an audience myself. With Steve's great story, and a little luck, I'm hoping to do just that.
“Another reason is, it's a project Stephen King and I have been talking about doing for almost twenty years now, since I first got to know and become friends with the man. In fact, it almost was my first directing project many years ago, but I went classy and did THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION instead. But THE MIST never went away; it's been lurking out there calling my name for a long, long time...and it's time to answer the call; it's time to get down and dirty and make a nasty little character-driven gut-punch horror movie. It's one of Stephen King's most legendary shorter works, very well known by his fans. Marsha in King’s office tells me it's the number one question asked by his fans when they write to his website (which she runs): when's THE MIST going to be made as a film? Well, I've always wanted to make my low-budget horror movie, so here we go. In a very real sense, I have to thank Danny Boyle, a man I've never met, but whose example in making 28 DAYS LATER really encouraged me. I saw that film, loved it, and thought: Well, why the hell not? Why not go make your scary little movie, shoot it fast, have some fun?
“That segues to the final reason I'm so looking forward to doing this. In a sense, doing a film like THE MIST is like putting myself into film school and learning a whole new approach to what I do. I had a foretaste of that earlier this year when I had the privilege of directing an episode of THE SHIELD for my friend Shawn Ryan. It was a seven-day shoot, fast-fast-fast, and I have to say there was something wildly liberating about shooting that way...it was an opportunity to put aside my reverence for Kubrickian elegance for a moment (and the painstaking approach it entails) and shoot fast and loose instead, do a real seat-of-the-pants style that embraces the ragged edges as virtues instead of avoiding them as sins. I'd say that if directing something like THE GREEN MILE is the equivalent of conducting a huge symphony orchestra playing Beethoven's Ninth in perfect tune, then directing something like THE SHIELD is the equivalent of jumping up on a small stage and playing with a small jazz combo and not caring if you miss a few notes -- in fact, missing some notes is kind of the point, isn't it? I want to take what I learned doing THE SHIELD and apply it to a feature film, and THE MIST is the perfect venue for that kind of in-your-face, in-the-moment energy. So one might say that if I've been going to film school this year, and if THE SHIELD was my mid-term, then THE MIST will be my class thesis. I can always go back to being the elegant guy later.”
Thanks to Anders JakobsonPosted: October 16, 2006, 23:25:50
Here are the latest news about The Mist:
Fango was there to grill [Thomas Jane] for some more specifics about THE MIST. “The script is done,” he tells us. “It has been for a bit now, and it looks like it might be over at Dimension—so there’s your scoop!” Asked if Darabont plans to lens the film in black and white (an approach that it was rumored he would take at one time, to recall the creature features of the ’50s), Jane says, “Nah, this is gonna be all-color and pretty amazing. I can’t wait.”
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: October 12, 2006, 23:40:57
Is The Mist finally happening?
In a movie round-up article at MTV, Thomas Jane (Dreamcatcher) says, "Frank Darabont and I are supposed to be doing Stephen King's The Mist."
No schedule or anything, but it's the first indication that someone beyond Darabont is attached to the project.
Thanks to Bev VincentPosted: January 19, 2006, 21:16:45
The Mist script is finished, apparently. It has been widely reported that Frank Darabont was working on an adaptation of The Mist and it looks like the draft is actually done. In a report about the forthcoming “Indiana Jones” sequel, Ain't It Cool's Harry Knowles let slip that he read the script and it was “amazing,”.
Thanks to Drew.
Robert McCammon's website (www.robertmccammon.com) reports today that they have heard from Frank Darabont on two of his upcoming projects, adaptations of McCammon's MINE and King's The Mist:
"I came close to getting MINE into production this year, but it was a near-miss. For those who may not know, getting a movie greenlit for production is like having the planets align---countless factors all have to come together at the right moment for anything to happen. I remain committed to making MINE, and am currently in a search for the actresses to play the lead roles of Laura and Mary. I'm hoping to get the movie before the cameras at some point in 2006, although it might be later that year rather than earlier. That's because circumstance and opportunity (the planets aligning) might dictate that I direct my adaptation of Stephen King's great horror novella, The Mist, first. If so, I will likely start shooting The Mist this coming December, '05."
--Frank Darabont, 08/03/05
Thanks to Jonathan Reitan.Posted: March 14, 2005, 14:00:54
"Whether it's a studio picture or not, I want to go with a very gritty, low-budget indie approach. Big-budget gloss would work against the material, plus I'm excited about trying my hand at a more seat-of-the-pants filmmaking approach on this one than I've used in the past...I'll use whatever approach works best, I want to go as old-school as possible with the effects. It's a rather old-school story anyway; it feels like a movie that might have been made in the '50s. The thing to bear in mind about THE MIST is that you don't actually see that much as King wrote it; it's the stuff you don't see that scares you, sort of like in JAWS. I want to maintain the tension of King's story rather than overload the screen with CGI monsters".
Thanks to VertigoSpiral.Posted: February 25, 2005, 13:55:30
Here is an update from Frank Darabont about the status of The Mist. He gave the comment to the moderator of King's official message board:
"Tell all enquiring minds that I’m mere weeks out from finishing. Tell them also that the death of Norm the bag boy is the most appalling and outrageous screen death ever...bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: December 15, 2004, 13:53:11
In an interview with Fangoria Frank Darabont talked about The Mist and said that it might be done as early as next year.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.
Frank Darabont wants to make The Mist in black and white. Read his thoughts on it over at Ain't It Cool News.
During the Q&A, Frank brought up this property he has... One of, if not THE, best Stephen King short stories and one that I'm dying to see made. He talked about how he'd love to shoot it in black and white, but that the studio would definitely nix that idea. He did say that he'd love to strike 2 or 3 prints of the film in black and white and show them exclusively in a few select theaters. Sounds really cool to me.
Thanks to Mike Cahill.Posted: March 25, 2003, 13:26:06
Darabont hopes to write The Mist before the end of 2003.
Thanks to Needful Things.
Today (at http://www.robertrmccammon.com/faq.html) Frank Darabont said the following about The Mist:
Now that the last five years of intense directing crapola is behind me, I'm absolutely blissed about shifting gears back into writing mode for a year or two. Topping my list of priorities are at long last finishing MINE (I've had the first HALF of the script written for five years now, but got waylaid by GREEN MILE and MAJESTIC!), finally adapting Steve King's THE MIST, and also adapting Mr. Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451. These are all possible directing/producing projects for me. Rick and his fans should know that my enthusiasm for MINE has never dampened, and I'm itching to get back to it.
Frank Darabond is turning The Mist into a movie. No info or releases dates have been released on it yet, but Daily Variety reports that Michael J. Fox is being approached for a lead role. Fox is a HUUUUUUGE Stephen King fan and has wanted to find the right project to be in for years. Fox was actually up for the William Sadler role in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, but had to bow out for other film commitments.
Thanks to Anders.