I’ve had the pleasure of seeing John Carpenter’s masterpiece of atmosphere, The Fog up on the big screen, but certainly not quite like this. Variety reports this morning that the 1980 film has been given its first-ever major restoration, and it’s headed to theaters this October.
Rialto Pictures is behind the theatrical revival, releasing a full 4K restoration that was done by StudioCanal. Beginning on October 26, it will open for limited runs at the Metrograph in New York, Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Music Box Theatre in Chicago.
“Additional screenings will occur during Halloween week throughout the Alamo Drafthouse circuit and other specialty theaters,” the site adds.
“The Fog has been our most requested title for as long as we have handled the StudioCanal library here,” said Eric Di Bernardo, Rialto’s director of sales. “It is Carpenter’s most visually alluring film and we think it’s been worth the wait.”