This prequel to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 horror film is fast approaching it’s release date. The problem it has is that it has so much to live up to and also that film production techniques have also improved and so has our expectations.
We have here the second trailer that Universal Studios have released for the film.
We will be having more interviews from the set over the days leading up to it’s release so do check back for more Things!
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Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost known as Thule Station. There, a crew of international scientists has unearthed a remarkable discovery. But elation quickly turns to terrifying paranoia in the thriller The Thing, as the group of researchers encounters something inhuman that has the ability to turn itself into an exact replica of any living being.
Columbia University paleontologist Dr Kate Lloyd (Scott Pilgrim vs the World’s MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD) has left behind the safety of her sterile laboratory and traveled to this desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime.
Joining a Norwegian research team led by Edvard Wolner (Fallen Angels’ TROND ESPEN SEIM) that has stumbled across a creature buried in the ice, Kate—along with fellow explorers Dr. Sander Halvorson (Season of the Witch’s ULRICH THOMSEN) and Adam (NCIS: Los Angeles’ ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN)—discovers an organism that seems to have died in the ice eons ago.
When a simple experiment near this outpost frees the thing from its frozen prison, Kate must join the pilot, Carter (Warrior’s JOEL EDGERTON), and his sidekick, Jameson (Lost’s ADEWALE AKINNUOYE- AGBAJE), to keep it from killing everyone and anything it encounters. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite suddenly mimics anything it touches…pitting human against human as it fights to survive and flourish.
The Thing, which serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name, is directed by MATTHIJS van HEIJNINGEN in his feature-film debut. The thriller is written by ERIC HEISSERER (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and based on the classic story of terror “Who Goes There?” by JOHN W. CAMPBELL JR.
MARC ABRAHAM and ERIC NEWMAN (Dawn of the Dead, In Time, The Last Exorcism, Children of Men) produce under their Strike Entertainment banner. They and van Heijningen are supported by a key behind-the-scenes crew that includes cinematographer MICHEL ABRAMOWICZ (Taken, From Paris With Love), production designer SEAN HAWORTH (Thor, Avatar), costume designer LUIS SEQUEIRA (Breach, Flash of Genius), composer MARCO BELTRAMI (The Hurt Locker, 3:10 to Yuma) and editors JULIAN CLARKE (District 9, The Whistleblower) and PETER BOYLE (The Hours, 1408).
J. MILES DALE (Hollywoodland), DAVID FOSTER (John Carpenter’s The Thing), LAWRENCE TURMAN (John Carpenter’s The Thing) and
GABRIELLE NEIMAND (The Last Exorcism) serve as executive producers of the film.
Australia release October 13, 2011
US and Canada release October 14, 2011
UK release December 2, 2011