Stephen King’s The Mist Filming Commences
Stephen King’s The Mist begins production today. This next adaptation on King’s terrifying story is set for a broadcast premiere sometime in 2017. The ten episodic hour-long series will air on Spike TV. It is stated that the project will foresee a multi-million dollar budget.
On news of the setting for Stephen King’s The Mist Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike expressed the following:
“We intend to see this series develop into a signature show for Spike, and after hearing the pitch for Nova Scotia, we felt confident that the look, feel and the overall attitude of the province were right for this project,”
Halifax, Nova Scotia provides the fictitious setting. The Windsor area is also eyed as a supplemental location for filming. The story summary to Stephen King’s The Mist reads as follows:
“The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear?”
Stephen King’s The Mist got a film adaptation with the 2007 release. Frank Darabont directed the film. Darabont also adapted the screenplay based on King’s horror novella.
TWC-Dimension Television is producing Stephen King’s The Mist in association with Halifax-based Magic Rock Productions. For TWC-Dimension, the venture marks the second television adaptation based on a feature film. MTV’s Scream was the first scripted series venture for TWC-Dimension Television.
Tom Prince, Executive Vice President of Physical Production/Post of TWC-Dimension Television issued the following on the production news reveal.
“We were intent on finding the perfect location – a place that could double for Maine, where the story is set, and one with an experienced crew base and proven track record that would work to fulfill our other requirements….”