I am still very much on the fence with this remake. The Fog is my all time favorite horror movie and the remake seems like it would be tainting it. However, I also loved the remake Texas Chainsaw Massacre so maybe I can come to terms with it. However, whether I like it or not filming is underway and inside you can read the press release for it.
Official Press Release For The Fog:
Santa Monica, CA (March 24, 2005) Filming has begun in Vancouver on Revolution Studios’ The Fog, a remake of the classic 1981 horror/thriller of the same name. Directed by Rupert Wainwright, the film is based on The Fog, written by John Carpenter and the late Debra Hill. The film will be released by Columbia Pictures on October 14th, 2005.
The film is being produced for Revolution Studios by Carpenter (Halloween), Hill (Escape from L.A., The Fisher King, Escape from New York, Halloween) and David Foster (The River Wild, The Thing, Running Scared) from a screenplay by Cooper Layne (The Core). Derek Dauchy and Dan Kolsrud are serving as executive producers. Shane Riches is serving as associate producer. The film stars Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis and Rade Serbedgia.
In Revolution Studio’s horror/thriller The Fog there really is something out there in the dark. In the small town of Antonio Bay, a terrifying and malevolent force hidden within a thick and eerie fog terrorizes its residents. Shrouded by the fog lies a ghastly secret of merciless revenge, one that the town’s inhabitants would do well to unravel – before it’s too late.
“The Fog is one of the true classics of the horror genre, and we are thrilled to be updating it for today’s audience,” said Revolution Studios Partner Todd Garner. “We are working with a tremendously talented young cast and director along with two accomplished filmmakers, John Carpenter and David Foster. We hope that this film serves as a lasting legacy to the late Debra Hill, who was instrumental in making this film possible.”
Tom Welling is best known for his portrayal of Clark Kent/Superman in the television series Smallville. His other credits include the feature film Cheaper by the Dozen.
Maggie Grace currently stars in the breakout hit television series Lost. Her other credits include the television series Oliver Beene and the television movies 12 Mile Road and Murder in Greenwich.
Selma Blair most recently starred in the film In Good Company. Her other credits include A Dirty Shame, Hellboy and Legally Blonde.
DeRay Davis will next appear in the film Jiminy Glick in La La Wood. His other credits include Johnson Family Vacation, Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business.
Rade Serbedgia will next be seen in Batman Begins. His other credits include The Quiet American, Snatch, Mission: Impossible II, Stigmata and Eyes Wide Shut.
Rupert Wainwright recently directed the feature film Stigmata. His other credits include Blank Check, the television series Wolf Lake, and the television movie Dillinger.
Revolution Studios was formed by Joe Roth in May 2000 to independently produce and finance films in partnership with Sony Pictures, Starz Entertainment Group and Fox Entertainment Group.