Friday, September 28, 2007

Mist, Take 2

IGN has got a new bunch o' stills from Frank Darabont's The Mist, including the new poster:

It's not bad, though I really liked the original old-school design of the early poster more better. If I hadn't already fallen for the early poster I'd probably like this one enough.


Anonymous said...

See, I like this one better because it's more clearly intended to be a poster for a horror movie, directed at a mainstream audience in the mood for a scary movie. The old one had that tinge of gee-whiz Americana "pull up to the drive-in with your best girl" nostalgia that can be unbelievably cloying in King and Darabont's work.

Jason Adams said...

Sean, you just sounded SO MUCH like my boyfriend - he can barely make it through anything King's ever written, including "The Mist," due to the heavy-handed Americana "I love this rock ditty" BS.

Me, I just see it as an inherent part of King's work and, sure it's cornball as all get-out, but there's something relaxing about it to me. So the poster fit.

J.D. said...

It looks like a weird combination of an assumption of War of the Worlds, Children of Men, and two of my favorite episodes of Hey! Arnold. Weird.