Schoolteacher Johnny Smith is involved in a car accident that leaves him comatose. Six years later, he wakes up and finds that he has gained the ability to see the future by touching objects and people. When he touches politician Greg Stillson and has a vision of him triggering a devastating nuclear war, Johnny takes drastic measures to ensure that what he saw doesn't come to pass.
A government-engineered superflu escapes containment and spreads death over America. In almost no time, 99% of the American population have suffered an agonizing death. Those who are left begin to dream: comforting visions of an ancient black lady called Mother Abigail in Nebraska, and nightmares of a faceless man out west. Many find their way to Las Vegas to serve under Randall Flag, the "Walking Dude" of their nightmare visions, but many others flock to Mother Abigail in Nebraska and eventually Boulder, Colorado. As the citizens of the Boulder Free-Zone attempt to restructure their lives, they are forced to come ...
Screenwriter Frank Darabont is set to adapt this short story from 1985. A strange and deadly mist takes over the small town of Bridgton, near Long Lake, on 17th of July. Some survivors take shelter in a superarket, but discover they are not safe inside, because the mist is not just mist - it's alive and after them!
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