Television is the new cinema — or something. In continuing trend of bringing big-screen stories to the boob tube, megaproducer Bob Weinstein has revealed
that a Sin City
and The Mist
miniseries are in the works.
Miramax recently announced its intent to expand its many properties to the TV market, which is how MTV snatched up
franchise for a show. The upcoming series follows in the footsteps of network programs like Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
and Bates Motel
— and the many film-to-TV series still in the works, such as the Coen brothers’ Fargo
adaptation and the Nicholas Pileggi-written (again) Goodfellas
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s August 22 neo-noir sequel Sin City: A Dame to Die For
will be an excellent refresher for the storyline that Weinstein hopes to “quickly follow” with a miniseries. The good news: Miller and Rodriguez will be involved in the small-screen version, hopefully ensuring a stylistic continuity. And let’s not forget that Rodriguez’ From Dusk Till Dawn
is currently in development
at his newly branded young-adult network El Rey.
Stephen King’s mainstream popularity seems to be at an all-time high again, with rumors about Paul Greengrass potentially directing The Stand
film that has been in the works since 2011, and a new season of the Under the Dome
adaptation on the way this summer. Walking Dead
creator Frank Darabont directed the 2007 remake of King’s novella, which featured a number of future Walking Dead
alum, and he’ll be returning to the storyline about a supernatural mist that destroys a small town for a 10-part TV adaptation coming soon.
These are just a few of the projects on the Weinstein slate, which also includes
a series based on David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook
, with playwright Tracy Letts penning an episode.
Will The Mist and Sin City make compelling episodic stories, or are these two better left to the big screen?
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