Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Before The Thing

John Carpenters "The Thing" was one of the best received horror/sci-fi movies of all time, it was original and honestly, it was terrifying. The story followed a group of scientists sent out to a remote area in the arctic, they ended up stumbling across a ship in the snow. Inside the ship was an organism/thing that wasn't too fond of humans going on about their daily routine. Shit hit the fan... Now twenty plus years later there is talk of a prequel, IGN is reporting that they could start shooting as early as march in Toronto. Here is a snippet of what they had to say - Matthias van Heijningen, Jr. will direct, while writer Ronald D. Moore told us the following about the project back in March: "It's really a companion piece to the Carpenter version. We're telling the story of the Norwegian camp that found the Thing before the Kurt Russell group did, so it's very buried in the continuity [and] it's supposed to be the other story that you saw part of. So we didn't want to reinvent it. It was really much the opposite. We really wanted to have this flow seamlessly into what he did." Lets hope this isn't another series that gets fucked by a mediocre prequel, The Thing left a good impression.

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