Dimension Films has picked up the Stephen King horror novel, The Mist.

Written, directed and produced by Frank Darabont, the story takes place in a small town where a thick mist engulfs the area, killing those caught in its darkness, notes Variety. Terrified survivors seek refuge in a supermarket, while a swarm of murderous critters tries to get in. Thomas Jane is in talks to be part of the ensemble cast.

The Mist was published in 1985 as part of King's short story collection Skeleton Crew; a production start for the film is the spring.