Mumbai: Blockbuster has launched a free online game inspired by the Stephen King film The Mist at its website http://www.blockbuster.com. The game pits players against the predatory Mist creatures from the movie and highlights that Blockbuster will have exclusive rentals of The Weinstein Company film when it is released on DVD on 25 March.
Now through 8 April, The Mist game will give gamers a chance to live the movie. Players must defeat a series of predators, battling their way through three levels based on scenes in the film. Those who escape the mist and win the game get a sneak peak of an exclusive interview with Stephen King and director/screenwriter Frank Darabont. The full version of this interview will be featured on the rental DVD, exclusively available at participating Blockbuster stores and online at http://www.blockbuster.com.
The public can access the game at http://www.blockbuster.com. In addition to the game, the landing page will feature the movie trailer, an option to rent the DVD and the option to receive a coupon redeemable for one $1.99 DVD rental at participating Blockbuster stores.
Based on the horror novella by Stephen King, The Mist tells the story of a mysterious mist that rolls into the town of Bridgton, Maine. David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a group of terrified townspeople who are trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist.
The Mist is part of an agreement that provides Blockbuster with exclusive US rental rights to The Weinstein Company’s theatrical and direct-to-video films, which are distributed by Genius Products. Other recent Weinstein Company releases made available for rent exclusively through Blockbuster include the Stephen King/Frank Darabont film 1408, The Nanny Diaries starring Scarlett Johansson, the Michael Moore documentary Sicko and the Grindhouse double feature including Quentin
Tarantino’s Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror.