Thing prequel details revealed

Casting call gives us character info...


Spoiler TV have gotten their mitts on a casting call for Matthijs van Heijningen's prequel to The Thing, and there are spoilers galore.

Don't worry, we won’t give anything away, except to say that characters seem to include a female palaeontologist, who heads to Antarctica in order to join a research team investigating a downed spacecraft.

Also included in the call sheets are the characters of a rugged pilot, a Norwegian geoscientist, and of coure a load of nameless Thing victims.

The website also has a very generic description for the film which goes something like this:

In a remote Antarctica outpost, an alien spaceship is discovered far beneath the ice. When a group of ambitious scientists decide to thaw out one of the creatures inside, they're in for the terrifying fight of their lives...

We’re not sure if this synopsis is officially from Universal’s mouth, or just scraped together by Spoiler TV, but it sounds pretty standard.

Matthijs van Heijningen's flick starts shooting in Toronto on March 15, and will hit screens in 2011.

Does this Thing make you want to sing? Give us your thoughts...


    • Ali1748

      Jan 14th 2010, 9:07

      Carpenter's Thing is one of my favorite movies ever . I hope this prequel doesn't tarnish it's legacy.

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    • bogman2099

      Jan 14th 2010, 12:29

      this wont be a pg-13 movie as long the thing has the razor wire suspence and horror may the gore be with you

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    • joelandrews

      Jan 14th 2010, 12:38

      this has the potential to be brilliant solong as its directed appropriately in the same fashion as the thing

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    • condorman

      Jan 14th 2010, 19:10

      its gonna have a cast of good looking teenagers and basically the same film all over again guess i will wait to see what the trailer looks like..

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    • annunziato

      Jan 15th 2010, 17:58

      absolutely loved The Thing. I am absolutely certain that this will be cack

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    • annunziato

      Jan 15th 2010, 17:59

      absolutely loved The Thing. Absolutely certain that this will be cack

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    • annunziato

      Jan 15th 2010, 18:08

      Absolutely loved The Thing. This prequel I am absolutely certain will be cack

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    • SussexUK

      Jan 19th 2010, 2:50

      Why can't it be a sequel instead of a prequel? They find Kurt Russell frozen in ice yet somehow still alive 28yrs later. "hey man, you were reported dead years ago although your body was never found" then bit of an Alien rip off and take him back to base where he suddenly, strangely gets some rather nasty pains in his stomach and... bang... damn it was that Thing keeping him alive, then just remake the first one but with 2010 effects, hell thats all the "prequel" will be anyway but least it ties the two movies together.

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