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TV series based on Stephen King's The Mist may be filming in Nova Scotia

06.28.2016by: Cody Hamman
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This might be an unpopular opinion, but I was disappointed by Frank Darabont's adaptation of the Stephen King novella THE MIST. I loved King's story and didn't feel that the movie lived up to it. 

I'll soon have another chance to be impressed with an adaptation of the story, as the production start date is nearing on a ten episode The Mist TV series that is expected to premiere on Spike in 2017.

The series has been developed by Danish writer Christian Torpe, with Fargo pilot director Adam Bernstein set to direct this show's pilot episode as well. The King story they're working from: 

It's a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist... creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut off from your families and the world. The mist is alive, seething with unearthly sounds and movements. What unleashed this terror? Was it the Arrowhead Project---the top secret government operation that everyone has noticed but no one quite understands? And what happens when the provisions have run out and you're forced to make your escape, edging blindly through the dim light?

The question is, where do you film a show that's set entirely within the confines of a supermarket? For The Mist, the answer may be the old Target store at the Bedford Place Mall building in Bedford, Nova Scotia. According to sources close to the production who spoke with The Chronicle Herald, that Target, which closed in April of 2015, will be the site of six months of filming starting in July.

Sounds like a fine location to me.

So far the only confirmed cast member of The Mist is Frances Conroy, who will be playing an original character, "ecological martyr" Nathalie.

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Extra Tidbit: Will you watch The Mist TV show?

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9:03AM on 06/30/2016

Very Excited

The Bedford Place Mall is two minutes away from my house. Its going to be very exciting to see some of this happening.
The Bedford Place Mall is two minutes away from my house. Its going to be very exciting to see some of this happening.
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3:53PM on 06/28/2016

Hope this is more like the novella

I thought the movie was decent, but I DESPISED the "second and third endings"

I was fine with everyone in the car dying -- I loved the "Hartford - Hope" ending a million times more, but know it wouldn't work in a movie, so that ending was just fine, if it had stopped there. What I hated was that 30 seconds later, the mist CLEARED? And then,. we had the stupidity of that mother and her kids in the truck!?! Stupidest endings possible -- they felt like something someone who had never read a
I thought the movie was decent, but I DESPISED the "second and third endings"

I was fine with everyone in the car dying -- I loved the "Hartford - Hope" ending a million times more, but know it wouldn't work in a movie, so that ending was just fine, if it had stopped there. What I hated was that 30 seconds later, the mist CLEARED? And then,. we had the stupidity of that mother and her kids in the truck!?! Stupidest endings possible -- they felt like something someone who had never read a story or seen a movie would do, and they sucked.

That said, I figure this could work well as a series, though I don't know that an entire season in a single store. A mall, maybe (not directly related to the first story)? Kind of a "Lord of the Flies" thing the first season. Second season, they could have involvement of the Arrowhead Project or something after people escape. The eventual goal could be trying to figure out a way to close the door that was opened.
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