Will ‘THE THING’ Be As Good As The 80’s Version?

By on 15 July, 2011


A trailer for the forthcoming movie ‘THE THING‘ has hit the internet, giving fans a sneak peek of Dutch helmer Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr.‘s vision of the classic horror tale!


The movie marks the third big-screen version of the 1938 sci-fi novella ‘Who Goes There?‘ and features Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.  But unlike the previous versions, this one is actually a prequel to John Carpenter‘s cult 1982 version, which itself was a remake of the 1951 movie ‘The Thing from Another World‘. Developing the project for over two years, Heijningen Jr. began with a view to making a sequel at one point, before switching to a prequel.

The movie aims to satisfy fans of the previous flicks, with the trailer capturing “the creepy vibe and psychological terror of John Carpenter’s cult-classic” – according to ScreenRant.com.

The 1982 movie followed a group of scientists based at a research centre in Antarctica who are suddenly confronted by an alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills. This prequel tells the story of how the scientists initially discover and thaw the creature from a block of ice.


THE THING‘, originally intended for release in April 2011, has been pushed back to the 14th October, 2011 as Universal Pictures wanted to allow for reshoots. Whether this is a good thing remains to be seen, but for now…here’s the trailer!





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