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Fear. Human. Nature. Take numerous groups of people, isolate them within environments they are familiar with, but then cut them off from everything and everyone they know. Then watch what happens next. That’s what made 2007’s The Mist is such a frightening film to experience. It doesn’t help that it originates from the mind of Stephen King, but then Frank Darabont goes and turns it into something where only a marathon of Saturday morning cartoons will help cleanse your pallet. So, of course, it only makes sense that The Mist gets turned into a televisions series. And now two years after it’s initial announcement, the first trailer has dropped. If it’s any indication of what’s to come, then, please, feel free to leave the light one…all of them.

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Ask just about any Stephen King fan, or even the man himself and you’ll hear that adaptations of King’s work are extremely uneven – and that’s putting it politely. With several King properties in the pipeline right now, television channel Spike is about to venture down that path as well. Spike is generally more well-known for reality show fare, so perhaps they’re looking to expand their horizons by picking up an order based on King’s 1980 novella The Mist. (more…)

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It started out as a classic Stephen King novella, then got adapted by director Frank Darabont into a feature length film, and now, The Mist is coming to us in its newest form: a sci-fi horror series!  Dimension Television will be responsible for bringing this creepy classic to the small screen, but not much else is known as of yet.  No cast members have been announced, it it’s uncertain of Darabont will return to direct any of the episodes. (more…)

The Gareth Edwards’ (Monsters) Godzilla reboot seems to be suffering some of the same collateral damage the monster in question deals to the cities it visits. There’s good news and not so good news for our favorite rampaging atomic monster.

The good news is that Frank Darabont is going to handle the final rewrite of Max Borenstein‘s (Seventh Son) Godzilla script. How is that good? Frank is no stranger to the monster genre with his highly lauded work on The Walking Dead, The Mist, Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein, and the 1988 remake of The Blob. He certainly has the writing chops to get this done in a manner fans will enjoy.

The not so good news is that there’s trouble brewing in the Godzilla producers camp. Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who were among the original group of producers who teamed up with Legendary Pictures as the financier-producer are being forced out. Legendary now controls the rights and wants to drop the two producers from the project and bring in Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, while keeping Brian Rogers, who was on the ground floor of the original deal. The money involved will certainly take this dispute to the courts which might hold up the May 16th 2014 release of the film.

What do you think? Can Darabont deliver, can the possible court cases be settled in time to get the movie made and out to the fans?

Via: Deadline

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