I'm pretty wary about seeing a King book made into film, especially when it contains supernatural elements. Of all the adaptations, I really only like Pet Semetary, and not that well. It's his non supernatural offerings, like Shawshank; or ones that involve very little such as the Green Mile that I enjoy most.
So many of his stories are character driven, or at least the character's motives are pretty clear to the reader, and that doesn't translate well.
The Mist is one of my favorite stories, and at first glance a screen adaptation appears to be a no brainer, but I'll take a wait and see approach.
I've been hearing about a feature film adaptation for a very long time, and while I'd like to get excited about the possibility of this finally happening, I just can't.
Besides, based on what little I've seen of the Masters Of Horror series, I'm concerned about Mick Garris' involvement with this.
I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade. I'd truly like to see this get done. One set, really, the supermarket. Fog. Murderous creatures in the fog. Should be a slam dunk, but unfortunately it's never quite that simple with Stephen King.
And though I know The Shining is a popular movie amongst most horror enthusiasts, I really didn't like it that well.
Should I run and hide now?