First Look: First Real Photos from Universal's The Thing Prequel
We haven't heard much about Universal's The Thing in a while. In case you forgot or are still confused, The Thing is not a remake of the John Carpenter horror classic, but rather a direct prequel that ties in with that 1982 film. Why they're calling this The Thing as well makes no sense to me (or anyone) but there's not much we can do about it. Anyway, a few set visit pieces have started to hit the web (I suggest Frosty's from Collider or Quint's on AICN) and included in them are a series of new photos from the film that give us our first look at Joel Edgerton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (using a flamethrower!). Check out the photos below.
Universal has already scheduled The Thing to land in theaters on April 29th, 2011 just before the summer.
The Thing is directed by Dutch filmmaker Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. It's set at another Antarctica research site that's invaded by an "alien life form" (the same one from the original). The discovery of an alien craft brings in graduate student Kate Lloyd (Winstead) who partners with Sam Carter (Edgerton), a helicopter pilot, to hunt down this alien. You can read any of the set visits to learn some interesting things. Apparently a lot of the scenes were shot in Norwegian because it takes place as the Norwegian camp. "The crew wants to make a film that takes place in the same reality as Carpenter's: a place where the people on screen are real and the way they react to an alien entity is the same way you’d react if you were there in their situation."