Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Universal Moving Forward With The Thing Prequel

Universal will add a new chapter to "The Thing," lining up another take on the paranoid horror classic most recently brought to the screen by John Carpenter in 1982.

Studio has set "Battlestar Galactica" exec producer Ron Moore to write the script and commercials director Matthijs Van Heijningen to direct the re-imagining.

New project borrows heavily from the John W. Campbell Jr. short story "Who Goes There," the basis of the Carpenter film and 1951 Howard Hawks original "The Thing From Another World."

It is set in a Norwegian camp and chronicles how the shape-shifting alien was first discovered and overcame the inhabitants of that camp. Strike Entertainment's Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing. David Foster will be exec producer.

This seems unnecessary, but at least its a prequel and not a sequel. The original was great and still holds up to this day. I'm curious to see how the new movie will turn up. I'm glad its a prequel and not a sequel because I think theirs more to tell in a prequel rather than a true sequel.

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