First Real Teaser Poster for Universal's 'The Thing' Prequel Unearthed
by Alex Billington
July 11, 2011
It's Not Human… Universal has finally unveiled the first official teaser poster for The Thing prequel, starring Joel Edgerton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. This is clearly just a teaser poster, following the first look photos from last year, because all we get is the text logo and a glimpse at some imagery - something a little inhuman. After delaying the release for almost an entire year, Universal now has this scheduled for October 14th this fall. So is this early look at the teaser a hint that we might see something like a trailer at Comic-Con next week? We can only hope, as I'm still excited to actually see one.
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 John Carpenter's 1978 film, as this is a direct prequel). 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. "[They've made 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." Stay tuned for more!