Fresh Clip From The New The Thing

Exclusive look at alien prequel

Yes, it's somewhat confusing for the 2011 prequel to 1982's The Thing to also be called The Thing, but it's definitely the new one that we're dealing with now, as we present a new clip from the new story of alien goings-on in the Antarctic and the dangers of thoughtlessly thawing out shapeshifting beasties.

This story picks up a thread briefly touched on in the John Carpenter Thing, wherein we learn that the alien had been discovered under the Antarctic ice, deep frozen, and brought inside by the staff of a Norwegian Antarctic base. Given the havoc it wreaked in Carpenter's film, it's no spoiler to say that not all of them would, with hindsight, describe the decision to bring the thing indoors as a good one.

brightcove.createExperiences();The Thing (2011) stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen and Kim Bubbs. It's directed by features newcomer Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. (and try saying that three times fast). The Thing will hit UK screens on December 2. Pray that it's not snowing by then, or we'll all get the heebie-jeebies on the way home.