Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton talk The Thing

Prequel shows its roots

Wondering how the upcoming horror film The Thing ties in to the 1982 John Carpenter film? 
Here's a handy featurette to spill the bønner. (Well, they are Norwegian). 
“We get to learn what happened to the Norwegian base,” says actor Joel Edgerton, clearly grasping what the term prequel means. 
“There was a level of reverse engineering so that it really did link to the Carpenter movie,” adds executive producer J. Miles Dale, clearly grasping what the term reverse engineering means. 
The Thing opens 14 October 2011 in the US and 2 December 2011 in the UK.

Will you be going to see this prequel? Or does it look like it hasn't assimilated the Carpenter original well enough? Tell us below. 


    • demmike

      Oct 5th 2011, 22:13

      I am looking forward to the double disc boxset containing The Thing and The Thing

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    • trist808

      Oct 5th 2011, 22:47

      Surely the box-set would just be called "The Things"?

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    • writerdave87

      Oct 5th 2011, 23:12

      Is it just me or is Joel Edgerton stoned in this interview?

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 5th 2011, 23:15

      CGI? Its already failed.

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    • 5thghostbuster

      Oct 5th 2011, 23:37

      The CGI when the hand moves back inside the sleeve looks spot on. But when the creature jumps out of the ice it's awful. I hope that's just early footage and they're going to redo some of it.

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