Mayday wrote:Midnight-Kroovy wrote:They have turned The Mist into a TV series now;
I thought the movie was fantastic but I've never read the story. How faithful was the movie to the novella? Does it need a TV show?
The movie was generally faithful to the book, with the great big whopping exception being the novella did not end any way close to how the totally fucked up stupid ending of the movie was. In fact, the book ends with possibilities a long-running TV show could explore nicely.
You really should read the story. Although Salem's Lot is my fave novel by King, The Mist is my favorite story overall that he's written. Even with the parts they got completely right, it still blows the film away.
From what I've heard King liked the movie ending more than his ending. It was one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" moments.
Apparently Mist isn't the only one. Hulu is doing a Castle Rock TV series, where each episode or season adapts a book or short story.