The first tv spot for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s The Thing Prequel has arrived online. In the era of everything been remade, sequels or prequels like this movie have split the critics down the middle if it should have been made. Make one thing clear this is not a remake with the original leaving a few holes so im one of the few who support a prequel (despite been a heavy critic of remakes/prequels/ sequels) which we hope will fill those gaps as for future movies I may draw the line at this movie. In this new spot we get a few glimpses of new footage and a good reason to have flame thrower handy when you have a unwelcomed guest in your base. Im not expecting Oscar winning performances but this movie is coming from the team who gave us Dawn Of The Dead which I actually enjoyed giving a slightly alternative look at a classic and hopefully they’ll do the same for this one.
The Thing stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen andEric Christian Olsen. and will out on December 2nd (USA October 14th).
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.