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Fresh Clip From The New The Thing
Exclusive look at alien prequel

13 September 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Fresh Clip From The New The Thing

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.

 

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.


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L: mrwinky99 L: godzuki balls to all you idiots that spew forth your inane rantings about movies that you see 1 minute of... you have no idea of the context of the scene, if you actually READ empire, a couple of issues back there was an interview with the director who said that even though CGI would be used, it would only be for augmentation meaning that KNB, who are in charge of CREATURE effects have actually built the monster, not created it in the computer! it drives me cr More

Posted by mrwinky99 at 14:51 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: music
Even if we shouldn't judge a film based on one minute, it suggests that the filmmakers have decided to go down the cheap route with little reference to the atmosphere of the original. Two jump scares in the space of one minute in a predictable fake scare/real scare formula isn't really what The Thing is about. Then again, it's a one minute excerpt, and for marketing purposes it's probably best to show the bit that some people think makes a good horror movie. More

Posted by KnightofZyryab at 19:35 on 16 September 2011 | Report This Post

music
I just hope they keep the same haunting music from the original, and dont put Daft Punk in it or somthing....... I also hope that somewhere in the background we hear Superstition by Stevie Wonder on a radio - That would make it or break it for me..... More

Posted by Agent Jack Bauer CTU at 13:35 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

Unbelievable
Okay guys, l'm not going to judge an entire movie on the strength/weakness of a 1 minute scene with no context whatsover. If you knew your stuff you would know that the intent here is to use minimal CGI and that alot of the creature effects are going to be practical. I can't say whether this will be good or not. I love the original but am willing to give this a fair chance. That clip was released to remind people that the movie exists really- it was not intended to scare or facinate, to showcase More

Posted by Mort Grimm at 09:29 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Fresh Clip From The New The Thing
The script is good. The casting is good. The SFX are practical, developed by Amalgamated Dynamics, with CGI overlays by the same studio that did the effects on District 9. There are Norwegians in the script. The English speakers are brought in after The Thing is found. Norwegian guys chase down that dog towards the end of the movie, but it's not the end of the movie as the story continues elsewhere. This should be good. More

Posted by MoBiUGeArSkIn at 08:33 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

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L: godzuki ... this is the 21st century which means we have new technology to tell old fashioned stories BETTER than they could have done back in the day you people seem to be stuck in....waddle. More

Posted by DancingClown at 08:00 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

Chill the set
Why oh why do they keep using 'Digital breath' in modern films to make it 'look' cold?? It looks shit and anyone can see it is not real More

Posted by fingers76 at 02:39 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

Chill the set
Why oh why do they keep using 'Digital breath' in modern films to make it 'look' cold?? It looks shit and anyone can see it is not real More

Posted by fingers76 at 02:38 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

Chill the set
Why oh why do they keep using 'Digital breath' in modern films to make it 'look' cold?? It looks shit and anyone can see it is not real More

Posted by fingers76 at 02:37 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

NoThing To Get Excited About
Why resort to cheap scares like that when you have one of the greatest monsters in movie history? The dialogue and acting wasn't great either. Not good. More

Posted by BenTramer at 00:38 on 14 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: look at me ,im online!
L: godzuki balls to all you idiots that spew forth your inane rantings about movies that you see 1 minute of... you have no idea of the context of the scene, if you actually READ empire, a couple of issues back there was an interview with the director who said that even though CGI would be used, it would only be for augmentation meaning that KNB, who are in charge of CREATURE effects have actually built the monster, not created it in the computer! it drives me crazy!! who are you peop More

Posted by mrwinky99 at 23:15 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Fresh Clip From The New The Thing
Well sir, I don't like it. Not only is it a dud scare but it's also completely out of character for the creature established in Carpenter's film. Wouldn't it have been much scarier if the creature would have escaped silently much like when it attempts to take over Bennings? It simply lies in wait for it's moment alone with the character, moving slowly and cautiously. There are no loud noises, screams or even signs of a struggle on the same magnitude as shown in that MTV clip. What if the More

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RE: look at me ,im online!
L: godzuki balls to all you idiots that spew forth your inane rantings about movies that you see 1 minute of... you have no idea of the context of the scene, if you actually READ empire, a couple of issues back there was an interview with the director who said that even though CGI would be used, it would only be for augmentation meaning that KNB, who are in charge of CREATURE effects have actually built the monster, not created it in the computer! it drives me crazy!! who are you people? More

Posted by elab49 at 20:53 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: look at me ,im online!
judging by footage thus far I see no decent creature effects, plenty of CGI and nobody speaking Norwegian. So on balance, all available evidence suggests this will be a CG retread of the original with crap jump scares added. Oh and dont forget the love interest... I really wanted this to be good and reading some of the on set stuff it sounded encouraging but all the footage seems to suggest otherwise. Of course nobody can say one way or another until it's out but with what we have to go on More

Posted by mrwinky99 at 20:45 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: look at me ,im online!
L: godzuki balls to all you idiots that spew forth your inane rantings about movies that you see 1 minute of... you have no idea of the context of the scene, if you actually READ empire, a couple of issues back there was an interview with the director who said that even though CGI would be used, it would only be for augmentation meaning that KNB, who are in charge of CREATURE effects have actually built the monster, not created it in the computer! it drives me crazy!! who are you people? More

Posted by durelius at 20:03 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

look at me ,im online!
balls to all you idiots that spew forth your inane rantings about movies that you see 1 minute of... you have no idea of the context of the scene, if you actually READ empire, a couple of issues back there was an interview with the director who said that even though CGI would be used, it would only be for augmentation meaning that KNB, who are in charge of CREATURE effects have actually built the monster, not created it in the computer! it drives me crazy!! who are you people? what movies do yo More

Posted by godzuki at 17:17 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

This clips is exclusively yours after already being online for almost a week. http://www.hugazombie.com/Zombie-News/Movie-News/First- Clip-for-THE-THING-Reveals-the-Creature-Mary-Elizabeth- Winstead-Discusses-Remaking-a-Classic More

Posted by Fulci at 16:56 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Fresh Clip From The New The Thing
Where are all the Norwegians?! More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 16:37 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Wow, it looks shit !
Had all the finese and class of some cheap 80s horror film, complete with shit 80s SFX of jumpy creature jumping out of ice. Not a good omen, especially if they hand picked this scene to get people interested in it. More

Posted by THERAHMAN at 16:26 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

Fresh clip?
I posted this last Wednesday... EDIT: No blog advertising please More

Posted by everton at 16:24 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

this doesnt make me feel good - whats with the jumpy jumpy? If it's 2 hours of PG13 jump scares and CGI someone is going to get a slap. Have the makers watched the Carpenter version and realised what made it so good? More

Posted by mrwinky99 at 16:20 on 13 September 2011 | Report This Post

ok, The Thing (original) is one of my favourite films ever, and i was skeptical about this, but thats a pretty cool scene... More

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