You know what this means! The official trailer isn’t too far off & it’s about time! But let’s get to the main topic at hand: Universal Pictures has finally released a teaser poster for director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s upcoming film “The Thing”. Now, now, before you jump to any conclusions and say “It’s a remake!” let me jump in and say that it’s not. In fact, this version of “The Thing” is serving as a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 film of the same name. The events in this film will take place a few days before Carpenter’s version and yes, it’s set in the 80s as well…obviously.
And I have to say, for a teaser poster, this is one sick teaser so I’m definitely looking forward to the official trailer. The film was originally scheduled to his theaters this April but got pushed back for an October 14 date due to a couple of reshoots and fine-tuning to perfect the film as it should be.
Set to have an R rating, here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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.
“The Thing“ serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead).