The Thing will be a prelude to the original The Thing, about a team who uncovers an alien monster and there was a flamethrower. That’s the important thing: flamethrower.
The main character of the film appears to be an American woman who arrives at the research facility to help all the Norwegians with their discovery. Of course, as this is a prequel, we know they don’t kill the monster, so they all end up dead. Or something.
In Antarctica, an alien is discovered by a crew of 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, sort of like that hot babe from the X-Men movies.
It can look just like you or me, or your creepy uncle Gary, but make no mistake, it is not human, but rather alien. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago, that’s when shit gets real.
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. No word if Kurt Russell makes an appearance in this movie, because that would be awesome. AWESOME.
Trailer for ‘The Thing 2011’
The new Thing movie is a prequel, and the movie is not a remake of the 1982 horror film. The story is based around the events before Kurt Russel has to kick ass, and run for his life from a shape-shifting alien. The new Thing movie is the story about the discovery of the alien ship, and the destruction that happens before R.J MacReady got there.
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form.
Director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is up and coming, but I can’t claim to have seen any of his work. In fact, it seems like most people don’t know much about this guy, but there is some buzz that he may be the next big thing. He’s also set to direct Army of the Dead, produced by Watchmen and 300 director Zack Snyder.
Unfortunately, he’s Dutch. Screw him.
Pics for The Thing 2011
Who’s The Thing For?
Fans of the original movie The Thing will be curious to see how one of our favourite movies, and stories, is brought back to life.
Movie Release Date
The Thing movie has had its release date moved to October 14, 2011, and this is official now.
Who’s In It?
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ,Eric Christian Olsen ,Joel Edgerton
What’s Good About It?
The original’s a classic, and if there’s a flamethrower then I am so in. Also, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is basically the hottest piece of tail out there.
What’s Bad About It?
Prequels suck. Star Wars, The Godfather (wait, that one didn’t suck), X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Hannibal Rising, I don’t think I need to go on. I may also have run out of prequels off the top of my head. I just can’t help but think the film will suck.
Our Clever Prediction
I see the film being pretty good. Half action, half horror, with aliens and a flamethrower. It is a recipe for success. Plus, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Rowr.