The Thing prequel poster revealed
The Thing is due out this autumn, the new version that is, although it isn’t a remake.
The Thing (2011) is actually a prequel, although calling it exactly the same name as the 1982 John Carpenter horror is rather confusing to say the least.
Apparently, though, the film studio bods just didn’t see any other way of doing it, and calling something like The Thing: Origins would have ruined the gravity of the title. So instead some folks will think it’s a straight reboot.
Anyhow, The Thing (the new one) has just had an official poster unfurled for horror fans to feast their bloodshot peepers on. Have a gander at it here down at the Den of Geek.
It’s a pretty minimalist but quite chilling affair (in fact it looks bloody freezing). At the top, it’s noted that the flick is made by the producers of Dawn of the Dead, the remake that is, namely Marc Abraham and Eric Newman.
Supposedly when they approached Universal with plans for The Thing, they made it clear they didn’t want to do a remake as that would apparently be akin to painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa (only not as funny).
So a prequel it is, set just a few days before the original film, and of course exploring very similar horror/suspense themes.
Hopefully the script should be a decent effort, or better, though we’re not quite sure we understand the tagline at the bottom of the new poster: “It’s not human. Yet.” Really – will it ever actually be human?
The Thing will be out in cinemas this October, so get your Parkas and popcorn ready.
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