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With the film having started shooting in Toronto back in March and finished as recently as June, everything is on target for a release date of April 29 2011, giving it a good month to make an impression before the arrival of mega-hit in waiting, Thor.
Despite our initial misgivings, we’re hopeful that this might turn out to be a sensible, considered return to Antarctica. The cast and director might not get the pulse racing in terms of star power, but that could be no bad thing in terms of avoiding trampling all over Carpenter’s legacy.
Not only that, but we like the sound of Heisserer’s attempts to give the film its own distinct feel. According to the writer, that was one of the chief issues that needed addressing with Ronald Moore’s first draft.
“What we found with that was there was this constant reference to the Carpenter film,” he told i09.com, ”and it was kind of bringing a friend who was like, ‘oh hey remember this other thing we went to that was so much cooler?’ You just didn't want to have that around.”
It’s certainly been a controversial project, with plenty of Carpenter fans up in arms, but there could yet be a nice surprise at the end of the rainbow. After all, Carpenter’s film was a remake of the 1951 original The Thing From Another World, and that didn’t turn out so bad, did it?