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The Thing Prequel's Stars Talk Carpenter
Interviews explain how it'll all work

05 October 2011  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Yahoo!

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The Thing Prequel's Stars Talk Carpenter

A major concern for fans of the original The Thing was how Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and his new (old) crew of Norwegian and American scientists were going to fit in with the original's story.

This video we have for you below seeks to rectify your understandable anxieties. Emphasis on the "seeks" there, by the way.

Mixing trailer footage from the film itself with video interviews with the stars (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton) and producers (J. Miles Dale), as well as Carpenter's 1982 classic itself, it goes some way to making horror buffs more reassured.

Or, perhaps it doesn't? Does it actually make you even more scared... and not in a good way? Or is it just what you needed to allay your fears about the upcoming horror remake? Let us know in the comment box below.

The Thing is out December 2. 

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Your Comments

Just Saw 'The Thing'
Was it worth waiting on for 30 years? Nah. Does it answer the question raised by Carpenter's classic? Yes. Spends lots of time making sure it covers its ass in the respect. The minute the creature appears, it never slows down. I had issues with the pacing and trying to please the masses with the creature onslaught. The CGI looks crappy but overall, its an effective mix of CGI and 3 diminisional models. It was good gory fun. More

Posted by CousinAcrossthePond at 15:32 on 14 October 2011 | Report This Post

Re: 'Re: Oh, Dear'....
Remember.....theyre actors. Not wordsmiths. And being horrified, frightened, startled and freaked out are all signs of a fun ride of a horror film. If you dont want a fun horror film (dont confuse satyrical tone of the 'Scream' series or slapstick of the 'Scary Movie' series with their use of the word 'fun') you might be inclined to see 'Human Centipede 2' which I absolutely promise you will not be a 'fun scary movie'. Trust me on this. More

Posted by CousinAcrossthePond at 12:49 on 10 October 2011 | Report This Post

The proof is in theee eatin, so they say. Bring on Dec 2nd. I Pissed myself with excitement when i found out ole Hollywood wer doin a Prequel to this amazing film, an so wot if therz sum cgi, its the 21st century for f`s sake, giv em a break cos it al looks fuckin awsome............. More

Posted by paddy ding dong at 12:39 on 08 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Oh dear.
I have been sold on this up until some guy being interviewed said it was a 'Fun, Scary film' (something along those lines but he definitely said FUN) The first film was anything but fun! Brilliant but not fun... More

Posted by sroey at 11:42 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Oh dear.
CGI is too clean. You could put this on any particular saturday morning and the kids will enjoy. I know I won't. More

Posted by Ghostwhowatchesmen at 10:11 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Was going alright...
...until the creature burst out of the block of ice. Looks like the same sh!t CGI that's been ruining films for the past decade! More

Posted by Bobby TwoTimes at 09:42 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

Thats right folks, an insider close to the writing team behind the upcoming prequel to THE THING has told me that plans for a 3rd movie are at the conceptual stage. Apparently, the plan is to stick with the same formula but move the setting from the Artic to a Carribean Island. We can expect 'Da Ting' sometime around 2014. Snoogins. x More

Posted by willy2fly at 09:28 on 06 October 2011 | Report This Post

One of the dudes being interviewwed was wearing the Nostromo t-shirt from Last Exit. It would have been better if he'd been wearing the one from the Thing but you can't have everything, which brings me nicely to the movie. Not a whole lot of Norwegian being spoken by the mysterious Norwegian scientists. Apart from that it looks ok, CGI monsters could work but I'll have a warm fuzzy place for Carpenter's take on the Thing from Another World. More

Posted by fish that roared at 22:42 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

Its a prequel, not a remake
When has a prequel ever been a remake? has it got the same character's in it? nooooo Has it the same story? noooo Does the film take place prior to the events in John Carpenters film? yeeeeesh More

Posted by mogwatch at 21:18 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

That told me nothing. More

Posted by The Jackal at 17:31 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

My mistake
Wrong bloody code, sorry you guys. More

Posted by Ali Plumb at 17:25 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

Just the trailer, what are you guys on about? Fucking chech the stuff you are on about lol. More

Posted by Ryan741 at 17:23 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

Oh and
That's just the trailer.. no interviews there at all More

Posted by chris wootton at 16:51 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

I've been slightly obsessing over this film for about a year now. At first I was very disappointed with how it looked after seeing the trailer but I have to say that I'm more excited about this now. The website went live this week and the film does look pretty cool. I'm a huge fan of Carpenter's version and nothing will touch that but I genuinely think that this will be an entertaining chapter in the Thing universe. Bring on December 2nd More

Posted by chris wootton at 16:50 on 05 October 2011 | Report This Post

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