The Mist TV series creeps into development

That evil form of precipitation that plagued Frank Darabont's 2007 film, The Mist, is spreading to the small screen. Deadline report The Weinstein Company is ushering a TV series spinoff into development.

Dimension TV is behind the show that's said to be only loosely based on Stephen King's novella, which inspired the movie. Danish scribe Christian Torpe is developing the project - with the author's blessing - for "an original story about a seemingly innocuous mist that seeps into a small town but contains limitless havoc." It sounds suspiciously identical to both King's text and Darabont's movie to us.

And, like both earlier versions, this serialised spin will reveal a slew of hideous creatures from within the mist. However, the one difference is that these creations manifest in the shape of things from the townsfolk's worst nightmares.

“The terror and drama in Stephen King’s novella are so vast that we felt serialized television is the best place to explore them in greater depth,” said Dimension and TWC chief, Bob Weinstein. “With this show, Christian has created a fascinating band of characters and a story with infinite scares.”

Count us in -- as long as he saves that downer ending for the series finale.

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