Universal Pictures has released the first preview clip for their upcoming horror movie, The Thing. If you're aware of John Carpenter's 1982 movie of the same name, that might seem confusing, but the upcoming The Thing is a prequel to Carpenter's The Thing. Glad we could clear that up for you.
The prequel follows the Norwegian scientific team that was briefly revealed in Carpenter's version. The group discovers an alien spacecraft and an extraterrestrial frozen in ice that eventually thaws and turns out to be very unfriendly. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) plays an American paleontologist named Kate Lloyd that joins the Norwegian team after the discovery is made. In an interview with MTV, Winstead admitted that there "was definitely a lot of pressure" in making a prequel to Carpenter's well-respected and beloved movie, but that director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. was able to bring "a whole other level of paranoia" to the movie.
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