The Mist gets FX teamHard2Kill
Frank Darabont’s THE MIST seems to be moving right along with the addition of the CGI FX team, second unit director, and start date. PUNISHER star Thomas Jane has already been announced as Darabont’s leading man, but we have now learned that principal photography is expected to begin February 20, and KNB EFX is on board to handle all of the creature's practical FX.
Greg Nicotero is also serving as the film’s 2nd-unit director. This will be his fourth stint assisting on a production in this capacity; Nicotero served similar duties on George A. Romero’s LAND OF THE DEAD and fellow KNB founder Robert Kurtzman’s WISHMASTER. As far as the CGI stuff, Café FX (PAN’S LABYRINTH, SIN CITY) has been awarded the job of bringing some of the required beasties and other assorted goodies to life; Everett Burrell is supervising. THE MIST is tentatively slated to open November 21 but as we have all seen with release dates in the past few months let's not hold our collective breath.