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Adapting written works from print to picture is a difficult process because one cannot make a 500-page book into a two-hour movie without taking out plots and details Stephen King originally published The Mist in 1980 Twenty-seven years later November 23 2007 Dimension films released the movie adaptation written directed and produced by Frank Darabont The Mist is a movie for anyone with a passion for horror Even though the movie has potential to be a good movie compared to the book is has three major alterations that change the movie completely The inclusion of characters and the altering in the conclusion demonstrate the difference between Kings original vision of the book and Darabonts vision for the movie Stephen Edwin King known to many as the King of Horror has over one hundred novels novellas and short stories written in his name whilst several of Kings books are written under the pseudonym Richard Bachman King is the receiver of a Bram Stoker Award 1998 Bag of Bones a World Fantasy Short Fiction Award 1995 Man in the Black Suit British Fantasy SocietyAward for best novel 2005 The Dark Tower VII The Dark Tower as well as countless others Frank Darabont is an Oscar nominee for his movies The Shawshank Redemption 1994 and The Green Mile 1999 Both movies are adaptations of Stephen Kings works Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile Despite the fact that King and Darabont are good friends Darabont wrote the script for The Mist alone with King giving his input after the Darabont completed the script King says that he approves of the new ending to the movie and wished hed thought of it TopelThe horror novella The Mist takes place in the latter part of the twentieth century in Bridgton Maine The plot circles around a group of people trapped in a supermarket by a mysterious mist released after a devastating storm David Drayton the main character
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