Update at The Times website posted here. Thomas Jane will star.
News of "The Mist" shooting in Shreveport has been confirmed officially.
I just reported the following on http://www.shreveporttimes.com/:
A horror movie based on a Stephen King short story will begin shooting in Shreveport on or around Feb. 20. “The Mist” will be directed by Frank Darabont. He made “The Green Mile” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” which also were based on works by King.
The movie is being made by Dimension Films, a motion picture unit of The Weinstein Company.
News of “The Mist” being made in Shreveport was confirmed by a spokesperson for The Weinstein Company.
King’s story is about a town in Maine that gets enveloped by a supernatural mist. Mysterious creatures begin attacking humans. A small group of people get trapped in a supermarket and fight to defend themselves and their sanity.
More details to follow. If you're a fan of the story or Darabont's movies, let me know.