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B1GM13
04-07-2010, 11:58 AM
We hope we get another spider-legged head walking around.

The prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 remake of The Thing From Another World has begun shooting in Toronto, and one of its stars recently spoke to ShockTillYouDrop.com (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=14754) about how this new film will compare to the Kurt Russell (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/914/914097.html) version.

"Well, it's a prequel and definitely the Norwegian base is modeled on the base you see in the Carpenter film," actor Joel Edgerton said in an interview. "Being a prequel, you'll see a lot of tie-ins as to how the base comes to be the way it is in the Carpenter film, being so destroyed, and that evidence you see in the Carpenter film... We'll get a glimpse into that."

For those of you unfortunate souls who haven't seen The Thing, the base Edgerton refers to is the Norwegian station where the Thing was unearthed, the base Russell's MacReady finds in frozen ruins.

Does this mean fans will finally get the R-rated backstory as to how The Thing took out those unlucky Norwegians? We hope.


http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/108/1082187/the-thing-prequel-20100406015417617.jpg - UHE
MacReady finds some very dead, and very frozen, monster fodder back at the Norwegian base.

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is directing the prequel, with a script from Battlestar Galactica (http://uk.tv.ign.com/objects/821/821011.html)'s Ronald D. Moore (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/914/914909.html) and Eric Heisserer. The movie is currently planned for a release in 2011.

Source - IGN.com

Skillet
04-07-2010, 01:02 PM
Interesting thought about that image. So he guy dies and then the place deteriorates and freezes over.

Yet the blood is more recent than that on the typewriter, judging from the snow.

Makes no sense. :p

Anywho, I don't know what to think. On one hand, I want to see this. On the other, I'm worried there will be far too much CG which will ruin the overall effect and aesthetic the original movie had.

I think I'll wait until I see a trailer before making any judgements as far as going to see it in a theater.

Gorilla Stomper
04-07-2010, 03:13 PM
On the other, I'm worried there will be far too much CG which will ruin the overall effect and aesthetic the original movie had.

I second that.

I'd love to see a modern day film with 80's style effects.

Tussell
04-07-2010, 04:41 PM
The Thing's special effects were some of the best! Skillet, I really hope you're right and it doesn't get an overload of CGI.