The Thing Poster Creeps Online

'It's not human. Yet.'

You’ve got to feel for the team behind The Thing, the new film that works as a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 movie. They likely thought they’d have a clear shot at the news cycle by releasing the poster now, only for a little movie called The Dark Knight Rises to swan in and throw up an image that will likely whisk away several eyeballs. Still, the Thing poster is below for your staring pleasure.

To see the high res version at Collider, click the image above.

The plot sees the scientists working at an isolated Antarctic outpost who discover something entirely not from this world. Trouble is, the creature has the ability to mimic any living being and is soon spreading fear and paranoia among the team.

With a cast that includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen and Adewale Akinnuoye-Abaje, The Thing will attempt to overcome the inherent silliness of calling a prequel by the same name as the film it’s meant to be leading into, and stalks our cinemas on December 2.