March 27, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST
March 27, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST
always a bridesmaid, never a bride :) i think this has to be my favorite king short; anyone with an idea of a release date for this?
March 27, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST
by Vim Fuego
They're always full of detail.
March 27, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST
March 27, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST
It just keeps getting better and better Quint. Muchos Gracias for the great scoops!
March 27, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST
it would be called The Missed...and if it had a sex change, it would be The Mist...
March 27, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST
March 27, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST
...though I havent yet been. This set report did it for me though. Any think that IT would make a FANTASTIC miniseries. Honestly, I have had LITERAL shot for shot episodes in my head for about 2 years. If anyone out there is interested, give me a call...<p>Really, I think it could be awesome. Like, LOST style...
March 28, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST
...is that in some magical way, he manages to capture almost the exact imagery that I imagined when reading the stories long ago! Shawshank was a perfect interpretation of what I imagined. Same for Green Mile and now, according to the pics I've seen thus far, with Mist. Seriously, looking at those pics above was like I'd already been there. He's do frickin' good! Stand By Me was another perfect transfer, but of course Darabont didn't direct that one.
March 28, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST
by Frank Duckett
that was stupid
March 28, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST
Glad to have these back, Quint. Can't wait to hear more. Love to also hear that for that one stunt, Mr D doesn't want us to see exactly what it is. Though those impact shots on the glass kind of ad an 'urgency' to the 'we gotta get out of here' mode. MY guess is that those must have come from major 'bird thing' impacts. Though I'm a bit confused-I thought the trek to the pharmacy was to see why noone had come over to the market when the Mist hit them. Btw, you guys should have seen Chicago on Saturday-we had heavy fog that moved in-you couldn't see more than 10 ft in front of you. It was one of those days where you imagine you could go to the edge of Lake Michigan, and be pulled into the white clouded air by some unseen creature.
March 28, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST
Buttick, Buttock, Buttick, Buttock...
March 28, 2007, 4:44 a.m. CST
That's a cool name for a band!
March 28, 2007, 4:50 a.m. CST
by Spartacus Hughs
March 28, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST
And there are some black blobs in it, too! I haven't seen such an exciting set picture since those Spiderman III photos showing a genuine street.
March 28, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST
....skills may be a little ummm...lacking Quint, but you are the man!!! Hot Damn Spider Babies! Egg sacs! And bloody hand prints on the windows! Just exactly the kind of chaos I was expecting from my favorite King short story. And I don't recall the stacked bags of pet food in the story, but it is an extra touch on the panicked state of the market populace. Well done Frank! And thanks Quint for the continuing coverage.
March 28, 2007, 6 a.m. CST
I went back to watch The Mist webisode again, and saw your post there about The Host. Thanks for the reminder about it. And no, I haven't seen The Host yet. :( I live out on the left nut of no mans land, and The Host hasn't made it's way here. Anyway, I thought i'd post here instead of in the webisode talkback to say thanks for the reminder about it.
March 28, 2007, 6:03 a.m. CST
Yes, tis me. Sorry. I just wanted to say, "I hope the geeky artist whose work is in the movie is Bernie Wrightson!
March 28, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST
that I am seeing in these pics. Helps me to hope that The Mist movie will live up to its original source material.
March 28, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST
on the B camera. It was outside looking in...". I think the cameras should all be on the inside looking out. The camera could follow as the group runs out of the store. If I as a wiewer is placed outside looking in I will loos the feeling of isolation that I should share with the people in the store.
March 28, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST
and his album. http://cdbaby.com/cd/chr istopher leemusic (every track is there in mp3) It is soooo bizarre. And if you read the interview that I read that made me seek it out... it's made even MORE bizarre because he doesn't seem to have the slightest bit of self awareness about how bad it is (not like Shatner's records). Oh and sorry to interrupt- another great set report... I am just obsessed with Dooku's record now!
March 28, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . but I'm pretty sure they definitely stacked the dog food bags against the window like that. Now come on November!!!
March 28, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST
by Childe Roland
...the bags are stacked and, at one point, a tentacle wraps itself around one and squeezes until kibble flies everywhere. I remember that image pretty vividly.
March 28, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST
Seriously, how many "good" King movies have been made? 4 or 5 out of 50? How can you possibly get excited about this. The statistical odds are stacked against this film. I'll wait for it to come out on DVD, I'll Netflix it, I'll copy it, and some day I might watch it if there aren't 100 better movie choices in front on me.
March 28, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST
I just listened to The Mist a couple weeks ago, and I'd forgotten how good it was. Just checking out Quint's reports lets me know it's gonna be damn faithful to the story, and that *thrills* me! I truly can't wait to see this!
March 28, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST
I totally agree with you. The pictures of the grocery store fit the way I pictured it almost exactly. Darabont's set looks damn near perfect.
March 28, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST
no shit, Captain Obvious...do you watch Lost, too, and go, "this isn't very good..."
March 28, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST
by Douche Baggins
**sitting on the front porch swing** Stephen King: Hey, you know what's scary? Tabitha King: what? SK: fog TK: oh yeah, fog is scary. SK: I think I'm gonna write a story about fog. TK: oh good idea. SK: yeah....fog. TK: wasn't there already a story about scary fog? SK: (long pause) oh yeah. The Fog. (short pause) I'll call mine The Mist. TK: oh good idea. Mist is scary too. you've still got it, baby. now let's go do it in the graveyard. SK: yeah, sure.
March 28, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST
I agree with you there are lots of crappy King-movies out there, but this one´s got Darabont. He got shawshank and green mile right.
March 28, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST
by Fish Tank
In the book (it's been a while) did thin whispish strands of webbing you could barely see not acid/slice intruders as they passed through it? This making them even more like real spiders is grounding them in reality a little too much for me. The book's/King's approach was more otherworldly. Correct me if I'm wrong.
March 28, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST
Grew up in the Bible Belt where King's books were nowhere near the school library (even in high school) and I really had no intrest in seeking them out. I had a friend in high school who worked with me at a grocery store. One particularly odd summer day,we had a horrible storm where it was just errie outside,like dark green looking clouds and really stong winds and shit so there was like no one in the store and the customers we did have were kind of stuck there. My friend started telling me about this story he read called The Mist, that had all these people trapped in a grocery store with scary ass shit outside in the mist. It's weird because down the sidewalk from our grocery store,in short walking distance, was a Pharmacy where my brother worked. Wrong time to tell that story,looking forward to the film though.
March 28, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
...King wrote The Mist in the late 70's, and it was first published in about 1980, so it pre-dated Carpenter's The Fog.
March 28, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST
Both of those films you mention are among the good ones created with King's material.
March 28, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST
Fish Tank, yes, the spider webs in the book were acidic. There's no indiciation that they aren't here, though. Quint didn't report any of the action filmed in the Pharmacy yet. If I remember correctly, it was only the freshly sprayed webbing that burned. There was also webbing covering everything, very much like the photos Quint took and the way he described it. Keep your faith. It's too cool of a detail for Darabont NOT to include. I'm sure it'll still be in there. In regard to the dog food and tentacles stuff, I do recall in the story they stacked up dog food bags and stuffed holes in the glass with bags too. The tentacle that grabbed a bag and squeezed it like a big tube of toothpaste happened in the loading dock sequence, not by the windows. I'm REALLY psyched about this movie. I'm surprised to hear it's being released in 2007, though. I had assumed it would be a mid-to-late 2008 release. I hope they don't rush it in post-production. So far they seem to be nailing it perfectly.
March 28, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST
by Douche Baggins
**in the bathroom at a Denny's in Alabama** JOHN CARPENTER: Hey, I just read this story called The Mist, by Stephen King. Boy was it scary! GUY IN STALL: you don't say. JC: yeah, I think I'll make a crappy movie, but I'll call mine THE FOG, so's I won't get sued. GUY IN STALL: whatever. JC: Hey, would you mind a courtesy flush? GUY IN STALL: no. JC: come on, it's unbearable!! GUY IN STALL: just pretend it's a killer fog. JC: hey! that's good, that's real good. this is helping me get inside the mind of the fog! GUY IN STALL: oh yeah, well here comes some more inspiration, courtesy of Denny's Grand Slam. JC: hey, you wanna go do it in the graveyard. GUY IN STALL: yeah, sure.
March 28, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST
Seriously, the guy is fantastic. When is this coming out again?
March 28, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST
now to go back and read the rest of the report.
March 28, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST
by El Borak
this looks fuckin awesome. just like the story. and darabont!!! YOU HAVE TO PUT THE BEHEMOTH SCENE IN THERE! that is the pinnacle of the story.
March 28, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST
I'm really excited for this film! The Behemoth better be there!!!
March 28, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST
... Send Quint to EVERY fucking set. The guy writes exactly what he sees. Nice one again Quint. Really, I dont know why you couln't just stay on set for the whole shoot.
March 28, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST
I live here in China, and we got 'The Host' a while back. I've saw it in the cinema twice and once on DVD, and I have to say... see it in the cinema if you can. Its immensely better. Its by far the most original (yet familiar) monster movie I've seen for a long time. On another subject, I hope the CGI dudes on 'The Mist' have a little more to go on than just some woman flailing her arms in the air. Some concept art maybe? And someone mentioned this last time too... I hope the final scene of the novella is absolutely intact. That has always stayed with me too.
March 28, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST
I want to see that made, and obviously the Dark Tower series (but we'll probably have to wait for Lost to end before Damon Lindelof can get started on it).
March 28, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST
by Fish Tank
no faith lost (yet) ;-)
March 28, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST
thanks for the heads-up on the release, and for the great on-set reports. i'm with moto and spaz_monkey; this looks like another awesome-possum darabont imagining of a king story, and so far, it's pretty much how i've seen it in my mind all these years. i can't wait to see some more shots of the actors in character- think you may be able to oblige, quint? :)
March 28, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST
(with appologies to douche baggins) **in a giant scrooge mcduck-sized vat of money** steven king: hey frank, i need some more cash to swim in; got any ideas? frank darabont: you could make another movie from one of your stories... sk: not a bad plan; you cooking anything right now? fd: nah; since lucas screwed me on the whole indy thing, i've been pretty bored. sk: why not do the long walk or rage? those could be fun. fd: nah; lets do the mist. i hear fog can be pretty scary stuff, and we all know that scary equals box office. sk: great. lets start tomorrow.hey, do you want to do it in the money vat? fd: yeah, sure.
March 28, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST
by 'Cholera's Ghost
all I have to say.
March 28, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST
March 28, 2007, 8 p.m. CST
One of my favorites and I would love to see it...and yea give us the last two minutes!
March 28, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST
by Zebtron A. Rama
take it to the limit, I can't wait for this picture.
March 29, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST
Were the two King projects I wanted to see made. After this comes out and hopefully then a great version of Long Walk comes out (Richard Kelly?) I can die happy. Oh wait...there's that whole business of The Talisman...fucking Mick Garris.
March 29, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST
I think he's referring to James Herbert's book, The Fog, which came out in 1975.
March 29, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST
I think the word you were struggling to find to describe Quint was "effective".
March 29, 2007, 2:47 a.m. CST
I'm with you up to 11. You should have stopped there.
March 29, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST
what the exec douchbags will do to this film. I KNOW They will insist on showing lots of CG monsters. Remember, the great thing about this story was the fact that we got quick glimpses of these things because they were so fast and deadly!
March 30, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST
with you there. The scary thing is the unknown horror in the mist.
March 30, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST