Universal Studios have debuted the first official photos from their upcoming prequel to John Carpenter classic movie, The Thing. The movie has had many incarnations in the past with the most notable being the 1982 version that starred Kurt Russell.
Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.
Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.
When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Derek Jameson and Joel Edgerton as Sam Carter in The Thing
Additional cast include Eric Christian Olsen, “Lost” alum Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kim Bubbs, Stig Henrik Hoff, and Jonathan Walker.The Thing prequel, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, is scheduled for release some time in 2011.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd in The Thing