FOG REMAKE DIRECTOR IS SET
Variety reports that Revolution Studios has signed Rupert Wainwright to direct its remake of THE FOG that John Carpenter, Debra Hill and David Foster will produce for Sony Pictures release. Wainwright, whose credits include the Patricia Arquette-starring occult chiller STIGMATA, 'came in with a take that honors the original but builds on it and stamps it as his own,' Hill tells the trade. 'For us as filmmakers, the opportunity to use special effects to enhance the fog and make it an actual character in the film is very appealing.' Part of that approach will also reportedly involve dramatizing the backstory of the lepers whose shipwreck 100 years ago leads to the present-day curse. Wainwright was previously attached to MGM's long-in-development youth-werewolf film BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE but will have to drop that project; no doubt inspired by the strong box office of Sony's THE GRUDGE, Revolution is fast-tracking the Cooper Layne-scripted FOG for a March start date and an October 21, 2005 release.
Courtesy of Fangoria