March 31, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST
March 31, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST
Simply because it looks better on film, the "mist" Darabont is using is a combination of coal dust and pulverized fiberglass insulation.
March 31, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST
I skipped a few paragraphs and still ended up having it ruined. :(
March 31, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST
by Mista Mann
Wait, what? I don't know if that's a joke or not. Because from what I understand, that's basically the stuff that gave 9/11 syndrome to all the workers that went down there.
March 31, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
So quit bitching.
March 31, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST
I was just kidding. Definitely not true. It was a joke along the lines of Letterman's Top Ten Ways MacDonald's is Being More Health-Conscious: "Removing the decorative bowls of mercury from the tables."
March 31, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST
Probably better, actually, because I don't have to wait around patiently for the next cool thing to happen. Seeing how the crew has to blend real shots with upcoming FX has to be interesting to watch. And pardon my ignorance here as it's probably been said, but what's the release time-frame for this?
March 31, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST
Loved the pic of the spider. This gonna be cool. A 90 minute mad rush from start to finnish. <P>Blarney Man - spoilers? Dude, he warned ya - read the story, you won't be dissapointed.
March 31, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST
Had to say it. But dammit, you missed the chance.
March 31, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST
...I found it funny that in some of the set pictures, the crew members are wearing protective breathing masks. I can just imagine the sense of security that would instill in the actors.<p>"Uh, Mr. Darabont, sir? Why does the entire crew have oxygen tanks? Is this stuff okay to breath? You said you were using humidifiers. This is just water, right?"<p>Darabont: "Did you sign the liability release form Martha handed out?"<p>Actor: "Yes."<p>Darabont: "Then it's just water."
March 31, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST
by Lord Thislewick
hasta lavista baby
March 31, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST
I passed out AND peed a little reading that.
March 31, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST
quint, thanks for gettin me salivating for this flick come november; hows about getting darabont in for a 200-questions month leading up to release? start it on halloween, maybe?
March 31, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST
I just don't want any of the movie to be spoiled for me, especially one I'm this excited about.
March 31, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST
we're not inundated with lots of CG screentime for them.
March 31, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST
The photo of the webbed corpse on a shelf with toys reminded me of the scene cut from the theatrical run of Alien that showed crew members turning into alien eggs over time, only in this photo, cocooned people are turning slowly into plush animals.
March 31, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST
And put in the mist in post. That's what they did with SILENT HILL.
March 31, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST
I hate spiders man, but I'll watch this movie anyway lol
March 31, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST
by El Borak
March 31, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST
Boy Quint, this was a great way to wrap it all-being IN the Mist. Those shots were great, and that little shot of the spiders was great- it's enough to keep me guessing at their multiple eyes and rotted human-like teeth. It's the talk of these creatures that makes me wish these guys at Cafe FX and all would do some work on the creatures from 'From A Buick 8.' If they could do this what sounds like monster mania here, I would love to see their take on FaB8's 'Bat creature,' let alone the 'wrinkled yellow nightmare.' Btw, any chance we could have some kind of contest to win stuff for or from the film? I recommend a 'draw a creature from the Mist' contest-aka draw something you think could be inside the Mist. Either draw your interpretation of a Lobstrocity, or a completely different creature. If you make it so, it'll give me an excuse to finally break out my skills in Maya.
April 1, 2007, 4:43 a.m. CST
April 1, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST
I posted previously how i was worried about cheap looking tentacles flapping around but i now can't wait for this. The descriptions of scenes gets me giddy. Now make The Talisman please Mr Darabont!!!
April 1, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
I loved this story so much as a teenager. Pulled the book down to take a look at it again just last night. Really looking forward to it.
April 1, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST
by El Borak
you are a lucky bastard. god bless.
April 1, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST
by El Borak
that these mist tb's aren't very full, but this is true geekdom right here. everyone else take note.
April 2, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST
It's over?!?! Crap Quint! I have really enjoyed the coverage on this film....and noe it's over? :( Maybe it's because I liked the story so much, but i'm really looking forward to November. I for one, appreciate your efforts in covering this for AICN. And i'm sure there are a lot of hoops to jump thru when it comes to stuff you can post here. I do hope however, that you stole one of the spiders for the AICN mascot! :D Thanks Frank and Quint for all the info on The Mist.
April 2, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST
April 5, 2007, 7:27 a.m. CST
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April 6, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST
by Kid Z
... Looks like they've turned The Mist onto one'a those "Oh God! Spiders! Spiders Everywhere!" flicks like Arachnophobia or Eight Legged Freaks. The Mist had a wider variety of creatures than just big spiders.
July 2, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST
Been a while since I've heard something about this. Anyone have anything recent on this film? Just curious.