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18 March 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Shock Till You Drop

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The upcoming prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing is scuttling towards its production start date like an upside-down head with spider legs. We already knew that Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof) was heading to Antarctica along with Joel Edgerton ("Uncle" Owen Lars in the Star Wars prequels), but now Shock Til You Drop has the skinny on practically everyone else. 

The impressively Norse call sheet now includes Dennis Storhøi, who was the "joyous" Herger in The Thirteenth Warrior; Fallen Angels star Trond Espen Seim; Jørgen Langhelle from Elling; Manhunt's Kristofer Hivju; Stig Henrik Hoff; Jan Gunnar Røise; and Jo Adrian Haavind. 

And according to Bloody Disgusting, Eric Christian Olsen, who turned up in Eagle Eye, Beerfest and Cellular, has also been cast. 

The director is Matthijs Van Heijningen, the script has been through the hands of Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D Moore and Eric Heisserer, and there's shamefully very rarely any mention of Howard Hawks in Thing stories, so here's one.


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RE: All this thing talk
Ahh still kinda hoping it all goes tits up and doesn't happen. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 21:19 on 22 March 2010 | Report This Post

All this thing talk
Made me watch John Carpenter's version last night (still fantastic). I have to say that I think Joel Edgerton (if you check out his pictures on IMDB) actually resembles the poor Norwegian who hunts down the dog in the beginning, as long as you stick a blond beard on him. Maybe I'm just blindly trying to find something about the new film which will work, but I'm a little bit more positive today. More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:53 on 19 March 2010 | Report This Post

Couldn't agree more - the more Scandinavain involvement - cast and dialogue - the better for realism. And fantastic idea to get Bottin back; CGI will ruin it. As for the casting, Joel Edgerton is a decent - Australian - actor. Great in The Secret Life Of Us More

Posted by dunstabledoug at 13:11 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

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L: chris wootton I agree, get Bottin! It would have been awesome in Norwegian considering thats what the guy's were speaking in the original movie. I'm such a fan of the original that I really can't see this working. All the characters have to die including Winstead which i just can't see happening. Oh well, you never know... even though you kind of do. gree totally. Given that the Carpenter flick starts with the only two MALE survivors reaching the US camp, I just can't fathom any o More

Posted by hughjass at 13:08 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: More Cast For Thing Prequel
Still finding it very difficult to drum up any sort of enthusiasm on this one - Carpenter's movie is one of my fave sci-fi films. And for what it's worth, I strongly support the idea of getting Rob Bottin back. After all, they bought Rick Baker on board for Wolfman so there's clearly still a place for practical work. More

Posted by BikerScout at 12:59 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

I agree, get Bottin! It would have been awesome in Norwegian considering thats what the guy's were speaking in the original movie. I'm such a fan of the original that I really can't see this working. All the characters have to die including Winstead which i just can't see happening. Oh well, you never know... even though you kind of do. More

Posted by chris wootton at 10:49 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

I hope they mostly speak Norwegian, with only a little bit of English. And please, no scenes of Winstead sweatily running down dark corridors! What's the betting the effects will be CGI, and not half as gory? More

Posted by marlowe9 at 10:29 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

So many J's...
seriously, count them. More

Posted by phlphlphl at 10:17 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

They sure should hire Rob Bottin for efects. More

Posted by pellonpah at 09:19 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

Yeah its good that there are plenty of scandanavians in the cast but, the crappy american tweens are still the main stars. I think this might suck ass.. More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:15 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

Authenticity
At least they're casting Scandinavians, instead of second rate american good looking bozos as all these other horror revisits seem to be doing. Says something for the filmmakers at least wanting some air of authenticity. More

Posted by The Bantam Menace at 08:28 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

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