Watch: Awesome, But Fairly Short, New Red Band 'The Thing' Trailer
"Not all of us are human." A new red band trailer has just been unveiled on IGN for Universal's The Thing prequel, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton. Similar to the TV spot we just posted last week, this features a glimpse at some of the creature effects and crazy human takeovers, including some gory stuff they haven't shown before. Alas, it's such a short trailer, only clocking in at just over a minute, so I guess that means they're still saving the good stuff for the actual film. Or so we can only hope. Despite some rather rough CG work, I still think this looks pretty damn good.
Watch the new red band trailer for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s The Thing, via IGN:
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." In theaters Oct. 14.