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The Thing Poster Creeps Online
'It's not human. Yet.'

11 July 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Collider

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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.


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RE: oh and
Nice tag line anyway. Although "Man is the warmest place to hide" is still better. More

Posted by benskelly at 00:56 on 13 July 2011 | Report This Post

oh and
The first teaser poster was much better check it out here http://the-thing-movie-trailer.blogspot.com/ More

Posted by chris wootton at 17:27 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

It's actually out on the 14th of October. The only reason they pushed it back was because the distributor's didn't have anything to release around Halloween and thought that it would do better then. I actually think it looks pretty good.. early word has been positive and the leaked trailer was pretty impressive. Nothing will touch Carpenter's version of the story but here's hoping this will be of a higher calibre than most re hashes More

Posted by chris wootton at 17:25 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

Is the Thing ....
guarding the Egg of Mantumbi? More

Posted by papalupara at 16:24 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

The Prequel should be.....
I think the smarter option would be to make a film that revolves around what happened at the Norwegian base that MacCready and Norris visit. Filmed in Norwegian, with a cast of Norwegian unknowns, this would have been easy to write as you take the situation that the Americans find and reverse engineer it all the way back to the discovery of the UFO under the ice. The ending of the film revolves around the helicopter taking off to chase the dog heading towards the US outpost. Personally I w More

Posted by jdaharman at 15:16 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

Good poster but...
... we'll be very lucky to get a film that even comes close to Carpenter's or even Nyby's version. They should have gone all out and brought an entire foreign cast and a crew that will deliver in the same fashion as the best European horrors. Hell, even with subtitles, it would still be great. More

Posted by mjscarface at 13:45 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

Not convinced by this less than prefect copy.
I'm a big fan of both Hawkes (Sorry, Nyby's!) and Carpenters erm ...Things but the word prequel gave me an instant droopy on this one. Too many re-shoots, too many push backs and far too many re-assurances that it isn't a straight forward re-make (Anyone else notice how much they've pillaged Carpenters images for this poster?) More

Posted by flash-t at 13:32 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
L: velvet Itl still b crap, the movie has been put back a few times already, not a good sign t's had a LOT of reshoots, a further not-good sign. The only good things I've heard about it so far is that the director has moved away from shakycam and MTV editing and also, where possible, only practical effects are used. I suspect there'll still be a shit-load of CGI, but when most stuff is 100% CG these days, gcal is better than nothing. I'll probably see it, but I'm not expecting a More

Posted by great_badir at 13:03 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

Itl still b crap, the movie has been put back a few times already, not a good sign More

Posted by velvet at 12:56 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

The Thing
I think we need to clear a few wee issues up here, John Carpenter’s” The Thing” was a remake/ sequel (sort of) to the 1951 The Thing from another world aka “The Thing” . I happen to like both these films and like everyone else was a tad nervous about a sequel, but all I can say is I too am very optimistic, although I do hope the CGI doesn't spoil it. More

Posted by ODForrest at 12:38 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
I'm quietly optimistic about this film. John Carpenter's The Thing is possibly my favourite film of all time, its a perfect nightmare movie, and so at first I was a little worried about talk of a remake but I'm glad they took the prequel route. The photos that have been released seem to capture the look and atmosphere of the original well, and this poster is pretty cool too. It wouldn't look out of place next to the classic original poster on my wall! More

Posted by Mojo at 11:14 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

Nice poster. I'm assuming those producers produced Zack Snyder's brilliant, better than the original Dawn Of The Dead. Could be fun. More

Posted by darko18 at 10:24 on 12 July 2011 | Report This Post

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