For a few years now, television has been upping production value, acting, directing and writing; heading towards the quality of film. It’s become a natural progression for movies to make the leap to television. Sin City and The Mist are the latest movies slated for a TV series.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein (whose name you might recognize) is developing both properties into TV shows.
Sin City would easily make the transition to a TV series considering the graphic novel, which consists of different stories that intertwine together. Each story could easily become an episode. But don’t worry, Sin City: A Dame to Die For is still a go for release in theaters. And speaking of that movie, Weinstein wants creator Frank Miller and director Robert Rodriguez included.
The Mist on the other hand doesn’t seem so easy. The film is based on Stephen King’s novella of the same name, which doesn’t offer as much source material. Although, Weinstein said the concept for The Mist would be a 10-episode “event series”. Frank Darabont, who directed The Mist and helped create AMC’s The Walking Dead, is already involved.
In the past I would’ve been against the idea, but with the right talent involved, a movie-turned-television-show could be successful. Or critically acclaimed. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is a good example. As long as you ignore Fox axing it without remorse. God rest its poor soul.
I’m very curious to see how both projects will pan out.