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The Weinstein Company developing TV shows based on Sin City and The Mist

Dec. 2, 2013by: Jesse Giroux
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Last week in an interview with the New York Times, Bob and Harvey Weinstein talked about their company's future plans for television, and revealed that two series based on SIN CITY and THE MIST are in development.

He is preparing a pilot based on the “Scream” films for MTV, for instance, and developing a proposed 10-part series with Frank Darabont, based on Dimension’s film version of Stephen King’s “The Mist.”

Mr. Weinstein said he was also hoping to quickly follow the August release of the film “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with a “Sin City” television series from Mr. Miller and Mr. Rodriguez.

TWC has a ton of new scripted television programs in the works. Besides the previously mentioned SCREAM series, they also have plans for a detective drama set in ancient Egypt called "Book of the Dead," an anthology style series on the commandments handed down to Mosses with different directors for each episode called (you guessed it) "10 Commandments", "Marco Polo" (which will apparently have plenty of martial arts), a 14-episode retelling of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, and a series about the comedy team Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

I could see SIN CITY working as a television show, but what are they going to do with THE MIST as a series? Would it just be a remake of the film as a show? Ten episodes or so of people trapped in a supermarket and then...well if you've seen the movie, you know what happens at the end, unless TWC decides to follow the ending of the book instead. Having Frank Darabont attached to the project makes me feel a little better, but right now I don't have high hopes for a series based on the dark film.

Extra Tidbit: Do either of these projects excite you?
Source: New York Times

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9:50AM on 12/02/2013
The mist would do well as a sort of a cloverfield type storyline with people encountering various aspects of the mist as it slowly invades the cities.

Sin City on the other hand would be tough if they decide to do it in the style that they did the last movie. Post production on all those episodes may be a little bit interesting unless the whole series was filmed in advance then released instead of filming one new episode each week.
The mist would do well as a sort of a cloverfield type storyline with people encountering various aspects of the mist as it slowly invades the cities.

Sin City on the other hand would be tough if they decide to do it in the style that they did the last movie. Post production on all those episodes may be a little bit interesting unless the whole series was filmed in advance then released instead of filming one new episode each week.
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9:55AM on 12/02/2013
I could see both working as series, just wondering about violence in Sin City and how watered down series would be... Also would really like for Darabont to take hiatus from TV and do another film! He's so good at adaptations, and obviously likes King's stories, let's get another one.
I could see both working as series, just wondering about violence in Sin City and how watered down series would be... Also would really like for Darabont to take hiatus from TV and do another film! He's so good at adaptations, and obviously likes King's stories, let's get another one.
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10:06AM on 12/02/2013
And TV was supposed to be the last refuge for original content. Well, I guess Sin City might work because the format of the books was short stories set in the same world of Basin City, but I'm with kreizler about how much in terms of content they'll be able to get away with. Can't really see what The Weinstein Company will do with The Mist.
And TV was supposed to be the last refuge for original content. Well, I guess Sin City might work because the format of the books was short stories set in the same world of Basin City, but I'm with kreizler about how much in terms of content they'll be able to get away with. Can't really see what The Weinstein Company will do with The Mist.
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10:06AM on 12/02/2013

Awesome

-I think a Sin City show has limitless potential for a show.
-The entire conflict of The Mist (one of my favorite recent horrors) was resolved by the end of the movie, so Id hope for a badass miniseries with a big budget and not go the route of other horror shows and over stay its welcome.
-I think a Sin City show has limitless potential for a show.
-The entire conflict of The Mist (one of my favorite recent horrors) was resolved by the end of the movie, so Id hope for a badass miniseries with a big budget and not go the route of other horror shows and over stay its welcome.
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12:17PM on 12/02/2013
I think the Mist (if done right) could be an awesome series. Loved the film and I am sure a show could expand much more on the characters, universe, monsters, etc. I'm sort of thinking in the same vein as Walking Dead.
I think the Mist (if done right) could be an awesome series. Loved the film and I am sure a show could expand much more on the characters, universe, monsters, etc. I'm sort of thinking in the same vein as Walking Dead.
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