March 5, 2007, 2:48 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
You lucky, lucky bastard!
March 5, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
Though I hear Qunit is pretty lucky too
March 5, 2007, 3:04 a.m. CST
But apart from that it was an interesting and great written set visit. :)
March 5, 2007, 3:15 a.m. CST
In my book, these set reports easily top the Sly questions, in terms of coolness. Can you stay on the set for the duration? please?
March 5, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST
share some of that luck around.
March 5, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST
Great set reports, man. You have given me a lot of confidence that this film will bring that story to life. Part of what bugs me about current horror films is how quickly the characters in the film accept their situation, but King's story emphasized the fact that people are generally slow to do just that, despite tentacles and deaths, until circumstances leave them with no other alternatives. Braugher's character captures one necessary aspect of that denial, that of the Rational Man refusing to believe the bullshit...until the bullshit wraps a tentacle around his head. I'm diggin' this one already.
March 5, 2007, 6:03 a.m. CST
Holy Shit Quint!!! I mean...when I suggested a couple pics from Bread and Cakes last week, I never dreamed to get such an AWESOME view of The Mist! Well Hell Yeah! That's all I can say. Well that and, "Many Thanks go out to you and Frank for letting us have a look see." I'm really looking forward to this ever since I read the short story several years ago. And only then because I read that Frank was interested in making it. Hey Quint!...umm...something else i'd be interested in seeing is Berni Wrightson's design work on the film. :D heh It was always a "disappointment" to me that Universal never put out an art type book of "The Thing." Between Rob Bottin's designs and Mike Ploog's storyboards and design work...it would have been awesome! .....if you're reading these posts...Thanks Frank!
March 5, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST
by Mister Man
and this was boring.
March 5, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST
by Abin Sur
Thanks for all the reports - and Frank D., thanks for the access! It was kick-ass all around.
March 5, 2007, 8 a.m. CST
What the hell? No wonder movies cost so damn much. "Yeah, we have to actually open a beer, so let's delay shooting for six hours. You're all on overtime. Can someone order some lunch? We're gonna be here for a while."
March 5, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST
not as lame as smoking fake pot in a movie with peter frampton.
March 5, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST
You had the chance to ask the PERFECT potential Dark Tower director what he thinks about DT coming to the screen, and you didn't say a single thing to him about it? Weak.
March 5, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST
The store looks exactly how I imagined it. I can't fucking wait for this film!
March 5, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST
If he is planning on filming the scene at the end, when the survivors are driving down the highway and a super huge creature walks right over them. I've pictured that scene in my mind many times, it really stood out for me in the book.
March 5, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST
Nice to see this one's going by the book, at least in these early scenes. Simply cannot wait for this film! It will be the one people remember in the next few years, I have no doubt -- not Eli Roth's CELL. No hopes for that one; but the anticipation for THE MIST is very, very high!! Keep up the great work...
March 5, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST
by Lon Wolf
I am one of the MIST fanatics....in 8th grade we had to do a book report on a modern American novel, so I made a 15 minute video of myself as David recording a last statement before they left the grocery store. This is one of those stories that I generally wouldn't trust Hollywood to make right, but from the looks of the pictures and the cast they have together (Yay Jeffrey DeMunn!!) it's going to be awesome.
March 5, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST
I was hoping for some pictures of the gore but .... it's all good. The store - everything - is just like I imagined. Great job!<p>Now where is the Indy script?
March 5, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST
by Frank Duckett
I hope he called you a cocksucker.
March 5, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST
by Frank Duckett
check out Homicide: Life on the Street. He was a HUGE asshole in that, but goddamn compelling with moments of quiet charm thrown in to balance it out, since he acts like he's ALWAYS the most sensible man in the room, and everyone else is three steps behind him. I saw what Darabont was going for: this guy can play a stubborn bastard about as good as anybody.
March 5, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST
Really got me pumped - thanks for the words, Quint - thanks for the access, Frank.
March 5, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST
That "rising tensions, character quirks slowly coming to light, anger and fear shading into hysteria under supernatural pressure..." is such a vital part of the Stephen King dynamic for me, so glad that they seem to be doing it justice. Everything I hear about this movie, I like! <p> I HATED the punisher, but not because of Thomas Jane. It was just a bad script and a lame movie. He's a real actor; l think he'll surprise the doubters. <p> and "He’s got to play it real, but also tell a whole bunch of people about tentacle monsters." is a pretty funny sentence.
March 5, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST
FYI for people dubious on his acting ability - STANDER. Rent it.
March 5, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST
Am I the only one not seeing the pictures?
March 5, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST
March 5, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST
Been loving these reports so far, nice going as always, Quint.
March 5, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST
Stay tuned. The tech guys are on it. You guys were able to see the pics earlier today, yeah?<BR><BR>More reports are a possibility after SXSW... and as for the promised Bug discussion, I only saw a tiny little glimpse of one of the bugs and was hoping to see more before I included them in the report. I will say this... they were very fleshy pale, like the Pale Man color in Pan's Labyrinth, and the wings looked like thin veiny leather. There was a rip in one of the wings. It looked surprisingly realistic, like that fucker could exist in the jungles of Africa and just hasn't been found yet. If another visit happens I'll be sure to get a good look at the other monsters.<BR><BR>Hopefully the tech guys can figure out the image server problem ASAP.
March 5, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST
Should be all good.
March 5, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST
I was passing through Shreveport this weekend and decided to take a detour to Vivian, LA where Tom's Market is located. Its the store that the set is modeled after. Check out the pictures. http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6613/tomsmarket1cq9.jpg http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/1423/tomsmarket2di6.jpg http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/1163/tomsmarket3rj4.jpg
March 5, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST
Let me try that again.... http://tinyurl.com/24fx7c http://tinyurl.com/28r2ej http://tinyurl.com/29yc5b
March 5, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST
I hope "Ole Gravy Leg" dies painfully, and soon.
March 7, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST
March 9, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST
They were great reports.
March 23, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST
While I'm anticipating seeing every bit of this movie, this is the scene that I'm really anticipating finally seeing on the big screen: "A shadow loomed out of the mist, staining it dark. It was as tall as a cliff and coming right at us. I jammed on the brakes. Amanda, who had been catnapping, was thrown forward. Something came; again, that is all I can say for sure. It may have been the fact that the mist only allowed us to glimpse things briefly but I think it just as likely that there are certain things that your brain simply disallows. There are things of such darkness and horror— just, I suppose, as there are things of such great beauty— that they will not fit through the puny doors of perception. It was six-legged, I know that; its skin was slaty gray that mottled to dark brown in places. Those brown patches reminded me absurdly of the liver spots on Mrs. Carmody’s hands. Its skin was deeply wrinkled and grooved and clinging to it were scores, hundreds, of those pinkish “bugs” with the stalk-eyes. I don’t know how big it actually was but it passed directly over us. One of its gray, wrinkled legs smashed down right beside my window and Mrs. Reppler said later that she could not see the underside of its body, although she craned her neck up to look. She saw only two Cyclopean legs going up and up into the mist like living towers until they were lost to sight. For the moment it was over the Scout, I had an impression of something so big that it might have made a blue whale look the size of a trout— in other words, something so big that it defied the imagination. Then it was gone, sending a seismological series of thuds back. It left tracks in the cement of the Interstate, tracks so deep I could not see the bottoms. Each single track was nearly big enough to drop the Scout into."
April 9, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST
Nathan's dad suggested that he made over $100.00 with his jar. He really is a good kid and your story made us all laugh. (he is our next door neighbor).