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 Fogis 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."
Rupert Wainwright recently directed the feature film Stigmata. His other credits include "Blank Check," the television series "Wolf Lake," and the television movie "Dillinger."