Prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing Begins Production This March

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If it’s not a remake, it’s a sequel. And if it’s not a sequel, it’s a bloody prequel. The outstanding individuals twittering diligently at Production Weekly are reporting this morning that the prequel to John Carpenter’s sci-fi/horror masterpiece “The Thing” will begin production sometime this March. The project, directed by Netherlands producer Matthijs van Heijningen, will follow the exploits of the Norwegian team who unearthed the nefarious alien life form from the depths of Antarctica. I’m sure there are people out there who are excited about this picture, but I’m certainly not one of them. The mystery surrounding the fate of the Norwegian scientists is one of the creepier elements of Carpenter’s film, and I’d hate for someone to screw that up. Sometimes not knowing anything is much scarier than seeing the whole sordid affair unfold right before your very eyes. I guess you could say I’m old-school like that. If you wanted to, anyway.

Principal photography will run from March until June. A tentative release date has not been set.

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  • Romeo Garcia.

    I think you right TODD,,,,Look what happen to the original STAR WARS trilogy…LUCAS screw up all the mystery around the caracters (BOBA FETT A CHILD!!!)…I think less you know…better is the movie…AND PLEASE!!!! Stop make it REMAKES!!!..All remake SUCKS!!!!!

  • http://html Romeo Garcia.

    I think you right TODD,,,,Look what happen to the original STAR WARS trilogy…LUCAS screw up all the mystery around the caracters (BOBA FETT A CHILD!!!)…I think less you know…better is the movie…AND PLEASE!!!! Stop make it REMAKES!!!..All remake SUCKS!!!!!

  • http://www.jasonshafferphoto.com/ Photoj13

    Oh man!! This makes me nervous. The Thing is one of the best horror movies ever!
    The practical effects are bad @ss even by todays standards. I would hate to see fake looking cheesy CG blood and gore. Studios do not get it…latex and corn syrup trump Mac Computers any day of the week.

  • http://www.jasonshafferphoto.com Photoj13

    Oh man!! This makes me nervous. The Thing is one of the best horror movies ever!
    The practical effects are bad @ss even by todays standards. I would hate to see fake looking cheesy CG blood and gore. Studios do not get it…latex and corn syrup trump Mac Computers any day of the week.

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/THE__FIRM/index/ TH3 FUTURE

    It’s one of the most orginal movies out there I hope they get it right cause we all know how the norwegians ended up. But how they came across the ship and dug it up would be cool to see.

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/THE__FIRM/index/ TH3 FUTURE

    It’s one of the most orginal movies out there I hope they get it right cause we all know how the norwegians ended up. But how they came across the ship and dug it up would be cool to see.

  • 1percenter

    what happened to the Norwegians is basically the same thing that happened to the Americans…the Thing got ‘em…I just cant see a whole movie based on something that has already been done…jmo…

  • 1percenter

    what happened to the Norwegians is basically the same thing that happened to the Americans…the Thing got ‘em…I just cant see a whole movie based on something that has already been done…jmo…

  • Bill

    Wasn’t this supposed to be a sci-fi, I, uh, mean syfy, tv movie a few years ago? I seem to remember that there was some rumbling made when Universal took over NBC/SCI-FI, and that a lot of their properties were going to be developed into movies/series for sci-fi. What ever happen with all that? Oh, yeah, we got “Tremor: the series”.

  • Bill

    Wasn’t this supposed to be a sci-fi, I, uh, mean syfy, tv movie a few years ago? I seem to remember that there was some rumbling made when Universal took over NBC/SCI-FI, and that a lot of their properties were going to be developed into movies/series for sci-fi. What ever happen with all that? Oh, yeah, we got “Tremor: the series”.