Prime That Flamethrower! The Thing TV Spot Lands

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Joel Edgerton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in The Thing(2011) Movie Image

Check out your the first TV spot for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel of “The Thing”. It looks good. Of course, this is just a 30-second TV spot. I’m still not convinced there’s a need for this movie, but any chance to see Mary Elizabeth Winstead throwing down with a flamethrower is a definite win.

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, and Jo Adrian Haavind.

Burning it up October 14, 2011.

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  • Dubs

    Looks like a fun monster romp. But that alien bursting from the ice scene sucks on so many levels how the hell did it remain that strong doesn’t the thing need to unfreeze first? Pretty agile for a frozen lump of flesh.

    And it seems so predictable, well it does have some impressive creature work, a ton of latex and rubber was used by some of the best in the business so i’m definately in!