First Images from The Thing Prequel is Flamethrower Happy


Check out the first official images from “The Thing” prequel movie, starring the cute as all get-out Mary Elizabeth Winstead and a huge helping of flamethrowers running around the set lighting, we presume, menacing alien carcasses on fire.

Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Kim Bubbs, Stig Henrik Hoff, Trond Espen Seim, Jørgen Langhelle, Kristofer Hivju, Jan Gunnar Røise, Jo Adrian Haavind and directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

Thawing out April 29, 2011.

Three of the new images below, see the rest in our “The Thing” preview page.

Via Hitfix.

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  • Bad Zack

    jesus i hate how there remaking every movie known to man —

  • Juggernaut

    John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing is one of my favorite horror films ever. That being said, this doesn’t look too bad. I was very apprehensive when I heard that they were “remaking” this classic. I felt a little better when I heard the premise is actually a prequel focusing on the scientists that initially found the ship. I’m feeling even better about it now. The pics look awsome. The cast is decent. Hopefully this will be a worth while installment to The Thing’s cinematic legacy.

  • baddog

    If they are going to do a prequel then they better know Swedish. Because the scientists that found it first were Swedish.

    • Satiricdancer

      Actually, they were Norwegian.

  • Seanberge1

    I only hope that the affects can stand up to Rob Bottin’s and Stan Winston’s mastery, and aren’t just run of the mill CJI.