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Anyone Going To See John Carpenters 'The Thing' Prequel Oct 14th?


May 29, 2010
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This prequel takes place at the Norwegian outpost in Antarctica 3 days before the events we see at the American outpost in the 82 movie starring Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley. We will see what happened to The Norwegian Scientists before the events in the opening of the 82 film where we see the 2 Norwegians shooting from a helicopter at the sled dog running in the snow. The director wanted to use animatronic effects on the chamelion alien like in the 82 version to have as much realism to match the John Carpenter film with Kurt Russell. Again it is not a remake that many people are thinking because it bears the same name. This film takes place 3 days before the events with Kurt Russell at the American outpost making the Kurt Russel film the sequel to this new movie. Call it reverse engineering. We will also see when the Norwegians scientist actually find the flying saucer buried in the ice and also when they excavate 'The Thing' alien frozen in the ice block found outside the saucer. The same music from the original film will be used too. I actually went to see the original Carpenter movie at theaters because as a fan, I wanted to see the difference between it compared to The Thing From Another World starring Gunsmokes James Arness as the Alien made in the 50s.

Taking place three days before the events of the John Carpenter film, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across a crashed extraterrestrial spaceship buried in the ice of Antarctica. They discover a creature that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.

When an experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate joins the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing and imitating them one at a time, using its uncanny ability to mimic any life form it absorbs through digestion, and potentially reaching civilization.

For a flashback recap, here is the Trailer for 1982s John Carpenters 'The Thing'.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouZkkIsLiNg&feature=player_embedded]The Thing Trailer - YouTube[/ame]

Now here is the new trailer of the prequel movie for the events in 1982 at the Norwegian Outpost hitting theaters Oct 13.

The Thing - Official Trailer - YouTube

The Thing Movie | Official Site for the The Thing Film | In Theaters October 14th

First TV spot aired today. Better than the movie trailer:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgtLQRdMqbA]The Thing - Not Dead // 1st Tv-Spot! 720p HD - YouTube[/ame]
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Feb 27, 2008
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Hating Hatters
The Thing?

I thought that was Palin's nickname for Glen Rice.


The Big Bad Wolf.
Oct 4, 2010
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New York City
I'll go to any John Carpenter movie. The man is amazing.

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