Author Topic: The Thing (2011)  (Read 1602 times)

Devious Viper
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The Thing (2011)
« on: January 09, 2011, 08:07:40 am »
The Thing is an upcoming (possibly October, from what I hear now, although originally slated for April) movie directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and written by Eric Heisserer. It is a prequel to the John Carpenter awesomeness that is The Thing (1982), and concerns a Norwegian scientific team who first discover - 3 days before the events of Carpenter's movie - the alien vessel in the ice and unleash its bio-mimic occupant. It is being pitched as a "tribute" to Carpenter's original, rather than a remake, although for pretty obvious reasons (we even know already how it will end!) don't expect a great deal of difference between the two.

Probably worth a watch just to see how they can capture the atmosphere of the original - one of the finest sci-fi horrors ever made. I'm intrigued to see how they depict the shape-shifting creature - as they have said they will - in its original, natural form. Probably a good popcorn movie.

Universal have kept it under tight wraps and there is currently only a very poor quality bootleg of trailer footage doing the rounds. But just to get you in the mood, here's where the original starts (and thus the prequel ends)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai1T3KMRMpg
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Re: The Thing (2011)
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 02:51:39 pm »
I hope they don't ruin it
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Re: The Thing (2011)
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 03:51:44 pm »
From what I've seen and heard, I don't think its really going to be any good. Then again, I'm a biased opinion, because I never wanted another "The Thing" to begin with. Still, love "John Carpenter's The Thing", and enjoyed watching it with my nephews. They loved the concept of the creature.
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Re: The Thing (2011)
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 05:11:04 pm »
I know what you mean

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