Reel TV: 'Sin City' and 'The Mist' May Be Heading to the Small Screen

Reel TV: 'Sin City' and 'The Mist' May Be Heading to the Small Screen

Dec 02, 2013

 
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 the Scream 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., Hannibal 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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