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the fog(1980) and (2005)


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Set in a Northern California fishing town called Antonio Bay (real location Inverness, California, Point Reyes lighthouse, and the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Sierra Madre, California). The town is about to celebrate its centennial when mysterious events, including the gruesome murders of three local fishermen, accompany a strange, glowing fog that spreads over land and sea. The local priest, Father Malone, discovers the diary of his grandfather (who was also the town's priest), which contains a dark secret unknown to the town's current inhabitants.
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The diary reveals that, in 1880, six of the founders of Antonio Bay (including Malone's grandfather) deliberately sunk and plundered the Elizabeth Dane, a clipper ship owned by Blake, a wealthy man with leprosy who wanted to establish a colony near Antonio Bay. The six conspirators lit a fire on the beach near treacherous rocks, and the crew of the clipper, deceived by the false beacon, crashed onto them. Everyone aboard the ship perished. The six conspirators were motivated both by greed and disgust at the notion of having a leper colony nearby. Antonio Bay and its church were then founded with the gold plundered from the ship.

The mysterious fog contains the vengeful ghosts of Blake and the clipper's crew, who have come back on the hundredth anniversary of the shipwreck and the founding of the town to take the lives of six people (symbolic substitutes for the six conspirators).
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Directed by John Carpenter
Produced by Charles B. Bloch
Debra Hill
Barry Bernardi
Pegi Brotman
Written by John Carpenter
Debra Hill
Starring Adrienne Barbeau
Jamie Lee Curtis
John Houseman
Janet Leigh
Hal Holbrook
Music by John Carpenter
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Editing by Charles Bornstein
Tommy Lee Wallace
Distributed by AVCO Embassy Pictures
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Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) February 1, 1980
Running time 89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,000,000 (estimate)
Gross revenue $21,378,000 (domestic sub-total)
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The backstory of the film is somewhat similar to the original film: In 1871, a group of men conspired to mislead and murder the crew of the Elizabeth Dane, a clipper carrying a group of lepers seeking sanctuary. The Dane was captained by William Blake, a wealthy man infected with leprosy who made an agreement with the town's founders to buy half of the island for a leper colony. However, when the islanders' leaders meet with Blake onboard the Dane to make the purchase, the islanders double-cross the lepers, loot the ship and then set the ship on fire, slaughtering everyone onboard. In this film, the town of Antonio Bay is preparing to celebrate a new statue dedicated to the "founding fathers" of the town. This awakens the ghostly crew of the Elizabeth Dane, who have sworn revenge on the town for what the "founding fathers" did to them.

The film was green lit by Revolution Studios before the script was written. When the remake was announced, rumors circulated the Internet that Charisma Carpenter had been cast as Stevie Wayne and Jessica Biel as Elizabeth. Later reports stated Carpenter was deemed 'too old' for Stevie Wayne and Biel simply did not want to do any more horror films. Similarly, reliable websites announced that Chris Isaak had signed on to play Nick Castle, which was completely untrue as the character was being rewritten to be in his mid-twenties. Before Tom Welling was cast, actors considered for Nick Castle included David Boreanaz, Jesse Metcalfe, Matthew Davis, Henry Cavill, Adam Garcia, Michael Cassidy, Oliver Hudson, and Peter Facinelli. Matthew Fox and Benjamin McKenzie were also considered for the role and met with the director, but due to conflicting television schedules they did not read for producers. Tom Welling had three weeks left on Smallville (2005) season 4 when he began shooting The Fog (2005). Selma Blair often joked that the director kept two cameras running during his scenes - one for The Fog, and one for Smallville.

During early development, Julia Stiles expressed interest in the role of Elizabeth. The screenplay was subsequently tailored, the character matured, and the role expanded. When Stiles did not come aboard, Maggie Grace was immediately cast, and the character of Elizabeth was rewritten to be younger and more innocent than in previous drafts. Maggie Grace beat Emilie de Ravin, her Lost (2004) co-star, for the role of Elizabeth.

Selma Blair did almost all of her own stunt work for the film, and spent 12 hours in a water tank (with only short surface breaks) for two straight days to shoot her underwater scenes.

The film was partially shot in and around Cowichan Bay, British Columbia.


[edit] Reception
The film was poorly received by critics and movie fans. The film was further negatively viewed due to its numerous plot holes and abandonment of many of the elements from the original film. To date, the film has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 5%.[1] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 27 out of 100, based on 16 reviews.[2] The Fog was widely considered an unsuccessful remake of the original movie made in 1980,[3] with the Hollywood Reporter stating that the movie "lack[ed] the scares necessary to satisfy its target audience",[4] and Variety commented that "interest lags between the grisly deaths, and, worse, none of the characters generates rooting
interest."[5] The film was rated D- by Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly.[6]

The film grossed $29,550,869 domestically and further $16,650,563 internationally. [7]
Directed by Rupert Wainwright
Produced by John Carpenter, David Foster, Debra Hill
Written by Cooper Layne (screenplay)
John Carpenter, Debra Hill (1980 screenplay)
Starring Tom Welling
Maggie Grace
Selma Blair
DeRay Davis
Rade Šerbedžija
Kenneth Welsh
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Nathan Hope, Ian Seabrook (underwater)
Editing by Dennis Virkler
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) October 14, 2005
Running time 100 min.
Language English
Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)









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