Been quiet on this one for quite a while. Last thing we saw were a couple of pretty non exciting stills. Today brings our first look at a teaser poster for the prequel that I actually kind of dig.
It’s simple, effective…pretty good.
They are still talking an Oct. 14th release on this one and here’s what it’s all about:
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 theyΓ’β¬β’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 crewΓ’β¬β’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.
This one has got a tough road, there is no horror fan alive that wouldn’t agree that the John Carpenter’s version is horror royalty and I do like that they are not doing a straight remake but instead a prequel so all that is left to see is if they hold to the same standards, and I think they just might. With the debut date creeping ever closer this teaser just just be the tip of the iceberg of PR coolness so keep it here and I’ll keep you updated.