July 28, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST
July 28, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST
when they were on Kobol.
July 28, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... and I mean that in the "13-year-old-skate-rat" way, too. That poster art by Struzan is old-school cool. I wish they'd let them put together a poster like that. I know no studio on Earth is that cool anymore, but it'd be sweet if they were.
July 28, 2007, 3:40 a.m. CST
Anything that catapults Tom's star is fine by me. With his comic ambitions (Bad Planet) and walking off of Punisher 2 because of the shitty script, he has definitely established himself as the new Bruce Campbell. <br> Tom Jane for Prez! <br> With Frank Darabont, The Mist is gonna be just fine.
July 28, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST
On the surface it seems this might get dismissed as a rip off?
July 28, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST
Has anyone see this? http://www.thomasjane.com/badplanet/ And just so you know I'm not Tom Jane, I listen to indie rock and weigh about 150 lbs. Definitely not Tom Jane. <br> Wow i'm wasted.
July 28, 2007, 4:38 a.m. CST
On the money as usual my friend. In an ideal world Struzan would do the posters for every genre movie released. Just awesome artwork.
July 28, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST
Love Tom Jane, love Darabont, love the story, love King. Really looking forward to this one. But November? Where's the fucking trailer already? Come on, fuckers!
July 28, 2007, 6:02 a.m. CST
by Sledge Hammer
That is all.
July 28, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST
I'm a MASSIVE King fan but I don't rate The Mist that much at all. I thought it was good up until the tentacles appear. The fact is, tentacles grabbing/attacking someone in a movie is OK in something like LOTR but not much else. If the tentacles weren't in it it would be worth watching. I pray to god that the fear gripping the characters is the focus and not CG creature shots.
July 28, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST
by Darth Fart
Thank the lord that we still have Drew around. I want to see the film because of that poster. It sells the mood, not a big head of the protagonist. Thanks to Darabont and Drew.
July 28, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST
What is this? I want some floating heads on every poster! It should be mandatory by law, and considering the look of 99% of posters and DVD covers, I thought it was already! Quickly, add a floating head on the left, another one on the right, and a big one in the middle. Some tasteful lens effects scattered around would've improved the look, too.
July 28, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST
And Victoria Beckham is a scary mummy.
July 28, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST
way out of a paper bag. Why does anyone read his crap?
July 28, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
It's just a sketch, really-- no ending, no character development. Not that King's very good, anyway, but "The Mist" was minor, even for him.
July 28, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST
as-bad-guy character yet? He's tried to write that same character a hundred times. You'd think he'd do it to his satisfaction and then move on. Though I guess not.
July 28, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST
He's a famous author, too.
July 28, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST
by Felix Buckman
Old skool creepiness. Plus, Darabont is a gifted artist. This movie will do exactly what it sets out to do. I'm not a big King fan, but I have high hopes here.
July 28, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST
I really dug the story. I wonder how the movie is going to deal with the ending tho. In the book the lead character and his son after escaping the supermarket, try to drive back to their house with some other survivors in an attempt to find his wife who was left there. But they give up after they realize the place is surrounded by creatures. They assume she is dead. Although it looked bad, They just drive away without real proof. I bet in the movie they reunite with the wife's character tho. Just a feeling about how Hollywood works. Also, I wonder if the movie will end the same way with the HUGE monster hundreds of feet tall walking over the car and dissappearing into the mist. Looking forward to it tho.
July 28, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST
Look at that, it's brilliant! PLEASE make that a poster. A film this good DESERVES an actual artist's actual artwork as a poster!!!
July 28, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST
Can't STAND when idiots insult Stephen King. Seriously, whether you're an ADD (note: not advanced dungeons & dragons) 13-year-old who thinks his books are too long and boring, or some stuck-up douchebag who thinks a bachelor's degree makes you Harold Bloom, my repsonse is the same: FUCK YOU!
July 28, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST
It's like "Invaders from Mars". Jane needs to bump into J.J. Abrams backstage. He is so KIRK dammit!
July 28, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST
Take the gap out of the url -- similar motion to the one of you removing the stick from your ass -- and presto! Teh internet webpaeg! Magically delicious.
July 28, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST
by Bass Bastardson
He has moved on. The Mist was written almost 30 years ago. Look for the evil religious zealot in anything he's written in the past two decades and let me know if you find one.
July 28, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST
Granted his later stuff was pretty lame (Tommyknockers anyone?) but his early stuff is classic horror. The Stand is still in my top 5 all time favorite books, and The Mist is one of my faves by King. Nice job Quint! Can't wait for this to come out. Even if it has crappy CG, I'm still there on opening day! Can't wait to see if Darabount nails this or screws it up.
July 28, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST
obviously because you're fucking retarded and this is your very first time at aintitcool... <br> TAKE OUT THE SPACES! <br> and you're fucking retarded.
July 28, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST
The Mist is one of the most popular short stories of all time...because King cant write his way out of a paper bag. If you insist on being negative at least make a valid point. Id love to see The Jaunt translated to film. The end of that one scared the shit out of me. Talked with Rob Cohen about adapting it for the upcoming Nightmares and Dreamscapes 2nd season and he had never heard of it. Shame...
July 28, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST
How about the evil religious zealot roaming the streets outside Boston, and the parents of the protag's new friend, in CELL, one of his most recent books?
July 28, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST
I do know the audio book is one of the best Ive ever heard. http://tinyurl.com/pp8do
July 29, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST
Fuck me, that was utter UTTER shite
July 29, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST
Man, I had forgotten about that audio book! Some of the voice acting was pretty bad, like when they were describing the pink bugs, but the 3D stuff on there was a pure mindfuck! I swear it sounded like there was someone/something behind you or to the side of you sometimes. Pretty damn freaky.
July 29, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST
Look, you don't have to like King's books, and I don't have to like whatever the hell is that you like. I will only step to the plate for the guy on behalf of his life's work (truncated at the end, though it may be): The Dark Tower. If you've only read one thing by Stephen King, and it ain't one of those books, give Drawing of the Three a shot. Seriously, it's my favorite of the series.<p>It's post-addiction King, in that lean and mean time when he wrote lots of words, but they were all deft, and well-written. King is my favorite author, because he doesn't come to the table with anything other than his need to tell the tale, and there's no pretension.<p>Again, don't judge the man by lousy short stories, go for the series he calls his life's work. <p>The parts I liked about 'The Mist' were the canny realism of what people would have to do if they were caught in a grocery store surrounded by cthuloid creatures. Yeah, I thought the end was a very "short story" ending, which is always the danger in adapting these King short stories...some come out awesome though, 1408 was an achievement for good old fashioned thriller cinema. Great stuff. And the end of that movie is brilliant. Dead on Stephen King. Anyway, the poster is fantastic, I hope they use that, and looking forward to this...Because Thomas Jane has been one of my favorite actors since I was forced to sit through Dreamcatcher. He was my favorite part of that movie...next to Dudditz. That guy was pretty good, and so was the kid.
July 29, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST
but like I said, certain other characters.
July 29, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST
by Null Arc
To the original story, it has the possibility to be a very good movie. I think that this is one of his better stories, and has alot of possibility to develop a good back story. The Arrowhead project had so little mentioned about it, this could build the story more, but the idea of a huge stalking monster that disappeares into the dark mist. I hope it they don't screw it up!
July 29, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . it's good enough for fans and people who don't know what's going on. SPOILER - The soldiers hanging themselves says it all about the military/Arrowhead Project involvement. They better not get any closer to the cause of it all in the movie.
July 29, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
...name brand, and like name brands he has become generic and predictable. But he wasn't back in the 70s, when he picked up the torch from Richard Matheson and dragged contemporary horror fiction kicking and screaming into the later half of the 20th century. The tools he used to do it, the pop culture references, the heavy reliance on a modern day American Gothic rogues' gallery of characters, have been so imitated by others that they now seem horrible cliches. But in the 70s when Carrie and Salem's Lot hit they changed the playing field for horror/fantasy and did an awful lot of the heavy lifting in moving the genres into the mainstream. So don't be dicks about King. If you're here at this site, digging the shit they talk about here, you owe him.
July 29, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
...dumber mistake than giving this story a definitive ending. Except trying to come up with an definitive explanation for what happened. And character development? The movie is a snapshot. The main action takes place in a very short period of time. A character study might be appropriate, and within the confines of King's usual repertoire of characters it is. Of course, this is one of my favorite King stories, because of the Lovecraftian/50's monster mashup feel, because it is such a snapshot of people falling into inexplicable horror, because it is so open-ended at both ends. Looking forward to and terrified of how badly they will mess it up at the same time.
July 29, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST
...it got too sci-fi, not enough horror elements by the time it was over. It was still a nice read and the beginning rocked. I cant wait to see how Roth ruins it.
July 29, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST
by Chopper Sullivan
because it already sucked to begin with. There was some major cringe worthy dialogue in that book, as in a lot of King's newer stuff. He has this obsession with people talking in cutesy catchphrases and pop culture refrences that can kill a lot of the tension he builds. And I really don't get what is so special about the Mist. I hadn't heard of it until I read about them making this movie, and I was really underwhelmed by it. Maybe I was expecting too much after Quint and some of you talkbackers referenced it as some truly great horror, but it's really a bland story. People are stuck in a store with tentacles and spiders outside. Then they drive away in a car. The End. I can't see that making a great film.
July 30, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
Yeah, you mention what happens in The Mist but not the slow buildup of tension and mounting fear in between said events. THAT's what people like so much about The Mist. I don't know, maybe the fans, myself included, read it at a younger age, maybe if I read it as an adult I would have said "meh." All I know is I think the story rocks and there are a hell of a lot of others who agree with me.
July 31, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST
Mist and tentacles and people isolated. It all sounds like The Trollenberg Terror aka The Crawling Eye. John Carpenter said it inspired The Fog. Did it also inspire The Mist?
July 31, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST
by Clem Cadiddlehopper
I do agree with you on one thing, if King has one drawback it is his dialogue. Plain and simple, the man has a terrible sense of humor, he just isn't funny but tries to be a lot. Bear in ming that this is coming from a huge fan, I've read most of his books and The Stand is my all-time favorite of any writer but King is not funny. He is stuck in his head of an 8th grade kid from Maine and still making the same jokes he did back then. The most shining example is Eddie in the Dark Tower series, fantastic books but my god how many times I have wanted Roland to just blow his head off for those terrible, smart-ass, eye-rolling groaners of jokes he makes constantly. Saw more of it in the Cell too. Steven King, awesome, unfunny writer
July 31, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST
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