Russian Poster for 'The Thing' Shows Something Under the Arctic Ice

September 28, 2011
Source: Kino Gallery

The Thing

Though I wasn't particularly impressed by the first trailer for The Thing, the prequel to John Carpenter's classic horror film of the same name, the red band trailer certainly got my attention a little better. The teaser poster for the film wasn't really anything special to behold but this new Russian poster for the film is pretty damn cool. Rather than focusing on the creature itself or any of the bloody deaths that will surely fall upon the doomed research team, it merely showcases quite a large overhead shot of a crevasse in the ice harboring the huge craft that the titular monster used to arrive on our planet. See the cool poster below!

Here's the Russian poster for The Thing from KinoGallery (via ComingSoon):

The Thing  Russian Poster

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.

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I rather like it.

Xerxexx on Sep 28, 2011


Yep, me 2

Tester on Sep 28, 2011


Yep, dig it myself. 

Anonymous on Sep 28, 2011


Is there mention of the giant spaceship at all in the film? I seem to remember it just being in ice.

Crapola on Sep 28, 2011


In the Carpenters The Thing there was.

Xerxexx on Sep 28, 2011


if you watch one of the new trailers, you will see a quick scene of them running on top of it....

Jericho on Sep 29, 2011


Mad, I only watched it when I was pretty young, but I should have remembered a giant spaceship! If I found one of those I'd be all over it! And most probably get body doubled pretty quickly.

Crapola on Sep 29, 2011


I dig it. I know its a prequel but it looks like a retelling of the black and white film and I can really dig that too.

lando on Sep 28, 2011


Well....the 1982 film was also a "retelling" of the original 1951 black and white film, but it was much closer to the source material of all three films--John W. Campbell's classic story "Who Goes There?" If you haven't read it, do so.  It may be old (it was first published in 1938) but it is still one hell of a great story.

Anonymous on Sep 28, 2011

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