Watch: First New TV Spot for Universal's 'The Thing' Prequel Revealed
The Thing Will Become You! Universal has unveiled the first official TV spot for their upcoming prequel The Thing, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Starring Joel Edgerton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, as well as a small group of others including Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, this looks very much like the prequel but with its own spin on it. While I know some are critical of the CGI effects, I'm loving those little teases we get in this, at least with the hand and that guy's face, this looks creepy and awesome, yet not too much of a repeat of John Carpenter's classic. Check out this first TV spot to follow-up the trailer from July.
Watch the first TV spot for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s The Thing, originally via TheMovieBox:
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.