The Thing Featurette Shows the Connection to John Carpenter's Version
10.05.11 by Ryan
The past few weeks have been very kind to those anxiously awaiting
Universal's upcoming The Thing, as they have been treated to several preview clips, a red band trailer, and an international trailer.
Set in the Norwegian camp that was investigated by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's 1982 The Thing, the prequel is giving fans another opportunity to get quick look at the new movie. This new featurette which answers one of the most critical questions fans have of the prequel: how closely will it adhere to Carpenter's flick?
According to executive producer J. Miles Dale, there was a lot of "reverse-engineering" involved in making the latest Thing match its predecessor.
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Joel Edgerton (Warrior), The Thing was written by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Eric Christian Olsen (The Back-Up Plan) and Jonathan Walker (Land of the Dead) co-star alongside a mostly Norwegian cast, including Dennis Storhøi, Trond Espen Seim, Jørgen Langhelle, Stig Henrik Hoff, Jan Gunnar Røise, Kristofer Hivju and Jo Adrian Haavind.