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Frances Conroy joining Spike's series adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist

Spike's series adaptation of Stephen King 's THE MIST is starting to become populated, and Frances Conroy is the first to declare residency.  The SIX FEET UNDER and AMERICAN HORROR STORY actress is coming aboard to play a modern-day ecological martyr name Nathalie. She has a deeper connection to nature than to her fellow man, but she apparently has pretty good...
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Spike is bringing Stephen King's The Mist to series

So much for making a pilot and seeing how it turns out. Spike is jumping right into a series order for a television adaptation of Stephen King 's THE MIST.  The show has been picked up for a 10-episode first season with production set to get underway over the summer for a launch on the cable network sometime in 2017. Word is that those calling the shots at Spike were...
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Spike is taking Stephen King's The Mist to pilot

Back in September, word began to spread that Dimension Television and Christian Torpe were moving ahead with development on a TV series based on Stephen King 's THE MIST. The source material had already been used to make a feature film by Frank Darabont , but the belief was that there was some interesting ideas to play with in serial form if THE MIST was adapted for the small screen....
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The Mist is being turned into a television series

I just pulled up Frank Darabont 's adaptation of Stephen King 's THE MIST on my Amazon Instant Video a few weeks back, having had not watched it in awhile... and damn, if it didn't still hold up as well as when I first laid eyes on it. The tentacles may be a litle worse for wear, but the rest of the film's dynamic remains as solid as ever. That's what makes this new news that THE...
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VHS Retro Art Round-up: C.H.U.D., The Devil's Honey, The Blob and more!

Every child of the 80s will remember going to the video store and trying to find a movie to rent. Back before the days of Blu-ray and On Demand, selecting a movie usually meant finding the flick with the coolest box art. Like modern posters, classic VHS art has been lost but thanks to the Internet there are countless reminders of these cool creations. This column will be dedicated to...
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Simon West tapped to direct The Blob remake for Goldcrest Films

It's been announced Goldcrest Films will co-produce a remake of 1958's THE BLOB. Simon West (THE EXPENDABLES 2, CON AIR) is directing the movie, and filming for it could start sometime this summer. The original sci-fi horror movie starred Steve McQueen , and featured an alien amoeba from outer space that increased its size as it consumed people in Downingtown,...
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Awfully Good: Turbulence

Liam Neeson's flight in NON-STOP is a first class joyride compared to… Turbulence (1997) Director: Robert Butler Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson A stewardess—excuse me, flight attendant —has the worst flight ever when a serial killer takes over the plane. It's probably not a good sign when the thing I remember...
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Frank Darabont's noir series Mob City will not return for a second season

Well, there goes another television series for Frank Darabont . After being booted from THE WALKING DEAD, Darabont developed the TNT series MOB CITY starring Jon Bernthal , Milo Ventimiglia , Neal McDonough , Jeffrey DeMunn , Robert Knepper , and Edward Burns . The high-powered cast looked to be the perfect complement to Darabont's love of retro directors and films. After a three...
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The Weinstein Company developing TV shows based on Sin City and The Mist

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...
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Former showrunner Frank Darabont comments on his departure from The Walking Dead

Although AMC's The Walking Dead continues to be a great success for the network, the shuffle of showrunners has certainly raised some eyebrows. Although the details of said "shuffles" have been mostly kept in house, the strife they've caused with initial showrunner Frank Darabont (THE MIST, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) have been evident and in a recent interview with Rolling...
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Awfully Good: RocketMan

RocketMan (1997) Director: Stuart Gillard Stars: Harland Williams , Beau Bridges , William Sadler NASA sends the right man to prove there's no intelligent life on Mars. If this column has taught us anything, it's that every movie, no matter how terrible, has its fans. We all have our guilty pleasures—those movies we're...
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Frank Darabont's TNT series L.A. Noir will get a 6 episode first season

What do you do if you are Frank Darabont: your AMC series THE WALKING DEAD kicks you to the curb and all but removes you from the credits. Do you lie down and whine? No, you get back up and adapt another project and bring it to series. Oh, and you bring along some of your WALKING DEAD brethren who have since left the show. L.A. NOIR is Darabont's new project which just got a series...
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