Watch: First Full Trailer for Universal's 'The Thing' Prequel Emerges
"I'm going to take a tissue sample…" It's time. It's time to meet The Thing. Universal has debuted the first official trailer on MSN (via The Playlist), finally after months, for their highly anticipated prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing, oddly also titled The Thing. This just looks awesome and creepy and badass, I'm in, I can't wait, it really does look great. Starring in the film is Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Ulrich Thomsen. I just love the thrills and intensity of this trailer. It's best to watch it fresh, not expecting anything, so dive right in before it's too late!
Watch the first official trailer for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s The Thing, originally via MSN:
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.