First Official Images from THE THING Prequel
Published: October 4, 2010 - 9:16am
The first set of production stills for the upcoming science fiction-horror movie remake are now online; as well as detailed interviews with the cast.
Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen and Joel Edgerton, The Thing is scheduled to hit theaters next July. It is a remake of the widely popular 1982 film by John Carpenter, in which scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
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.
Courtesy of Collider.com, here are the first images from the film:
Head over to Collider.com for the full set report as well as interviews with the film's director and cast members.