Three-time Oscar®-nominee Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile,” “The Shawshank Redemption”) reunites with horror-master Stephen King to write and direct this chilling adaptation of the author’s original short story. Following a violent thunderstorm, artist David Drayton and a small town community come under vicious attack from creatures prowling in a thick and unnatural mist. Local rumors point to an experiment called the ‘The Arrowhead Project’ conducted at a nearby top-secret military base, but questions as to the origins of the deadly vapor are secondary to the group’s overall chances for survival. Retreating to a local supermarket, Drayton and the survivors must face-off against each other before taking a united stand against an enemy they cannot even see!
Putting Darabont and King together has worked before, why not again. In fact, it’s starting to seem that working with Stephen King is the only way for Darabont to get any attention. He followed up working with King properties in the form of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile by making The Majestic, a film mostly ignored by audiences and loathed by critics. Frank Darabont and Stephen King belong together. If somebody has to remake The Mist, he’s the man for the job. It’s been too long since we’ve had something from Darabont.
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Release Date: November 21, 2007
Starring: Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, Frances Sternhagen, Nathan Gamble, Jeffrey DeMunn, Marcia Gay Harden, William Sadler, Andre Braugher
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Produced by: Frank Darabont, Liz Glotzer, Martin Shafer
Written by: Frank Darabont (based on the short story by Stephen King)
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