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Movie Series - Thing, The

The Thing is a classic 1982 science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a parasitic extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them. It infiltrates an Antarctic research team, taking the appearance of the researchers that it kills, and paranoia occurs within the group. Ostensibly a remake of the 1951 Howard Hawks-Christian Nyby film The Thing from Another World, Carpenter's film is a more faithful adaptation of the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. which inspired the 1951 film.[1] Carpenter considers The Thing to be the first part of his Apocalypse Trilogy,[2] followed by Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness. Although the films are unrelated, each feature a potentially apocalyptic scenario; should "The Thing" ever reach civilization, it would be only a matter of time before it takes over the Earth.

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1 2011 Prequel... ...Why god why?
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2 Prequel Main Character Is now an American Woman in a Norwegian camp?
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3 Never Boned Still rocks.
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4 Ronald D Moore Writes Prequel = No ending or coherent writing on script
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Well thankfully this Fish Boner tanked financially at the Box office, and the critics smashed it, and the fans didnt show up. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on January 23, 2012, 7:08 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 So...it hasn't BTF yet. At the time of writing, the new movie hasn't been released, but I can't see it being any good. As of now, IT ROCKS. -- Submitted By: (Mattersmasher) on May 30, 2010, 6:54 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 DolFan- no a remake of "The Thing" wouldnt be so bad, this is a PREQUEL of the 1982 movie. They are going to shoe horn in an American Woman scientist into the Norwegian Camp. Because we have all been waiting for the MTV style of film making crap to tell us that story, with an American hottie mixed into it. Yeah, it's that lame. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 12, 2010, 5:17 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 What...what??? They're making a Thing REMAKE??? Again??? Oh dear lord help us all... You just know there's gonna be a softcore porn scene in there somewhere, along with everyone in the group acting 13 and blatant product placement (at some point someone will whip out an iphone or "droid" or whatever the hell people use now). -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on February 12, 2010, 12:22 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 From AICN user Jinste- great comment!! "Is very simple-Political Correctness.This movie will simply reflect the times we live in-so as well as the girl,there will also be black,hispanic,oriental and gay Norwegians.You have to cover every base so you dont offend anyone.This,as Childs said in 82,is"a crock of shit".The cast in the Carpenter movie were a fairly diverse bunch,racially,but not to the point of obsession as is the norm today.The trouble is,when you try to please everybody,you often wind up pleasing nobody.And the end result is often bland and tedious.I hope that doesnt happen here.However,I am expecting the worst.I havent seen RDMs Battlestar,so I dont know what thats like.But you can bet your bottom dollar the suits will be wondering why,exactly,the 82 movie flopped.Suits,being mainly over-educated,underworked University graduates with no experience of real life,will over-analyse it.They wont think-well,Carpenters movie was up against ET.Nope,thats too simple and obvious.They will think-not enough teenagers,hot females,ethnic/sexual minorities,nudity,car chases,explosions,fist fights.We simply MUST have people wearing baseball caps back-to-front and calling each other homeys,motherf***er,and threatening to pop a cap in the Things ass.This movie is gonna suck.And you know the REALLY bad thing(pun intended) about it?The Thing Begins will probably be a HUGE,HUGE hit-leading to endless shitty sequels.God help us all." -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 9, 2010, 5:40 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 So take one pointless prequel for a stand alone story and Add in RDM. Based on his track record I predict the following. 1- The thing will be used to highlight current political issues, and criticism of the US. 2- The Writing will be stilted so we will feel the Thing is the hero, and that the humans are the bad guys 3- Humans will try other humans for treason for not helping the Thing 4- after writing themselves in the corner, the writing team & Moore will just explain the Thing away as an angel, and it will disappear, no explanation given. Yeah, that's the RDM style, and, of course add this in to a totally pointless and un-necessary prequel of a stand alone horror classic. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 9, 2010, 5:39 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 From AICN user Stegman84...from every snippet revealed so far. I mean what would be so wrong with putting together a great ensemble cast that could pass as 'hollywood norwegians', people who could actually act and be convincing in the roles, and play the whole thing straight and serious. But instead it seems that this is going to be a typical "sexed up" version, with a few pretty, young cast members, who will be american no less (at a soverign territory norwegian camp!), and it'll likely be filled with cgi and a pg-13 rating to boot. sigh... I mean I know it's not very new hollywood to do so, but what would be so wrong with putting together a cast that consisted of actors of appropriate age and who could pass as 'hollywood norwegian', guys like Rutger Hauer, Stellan Skarsgard, Alexander Skarsgard, Jurgen Prochnow, Charlie Hunnam, Dolph Lundgren, Vladimir Kulich, Max von Sydow, Ron Perlman and Peter Stormare, have them actually speak norwegian for the first couple of minutes, and then do a 'Hunt for Red October' zoom and have them change to english (so the entire film isn't subtitled, but also letting the audience know that technically, they are still supposed to be speaking in Norwegian), and film the whole thing old school, with a focus on practical effects work, with an unflinching r rating. That way, the prequel might actually be something worthwhile, but alas, smells more likely to be yet another hollywood cash in instead. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 9, 2010, 5:38 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 The new MTV stlyed prequel being made in 2010- for a 2011 release to the 1982 John Carpenter Classic - has an American Female PHd hanging with the Norwegian base camp... thank god for the soulless zombies in Hollywood. I saw a great comment online about the new sexy and politically correct direction this film is taking- Ill post it on here. Also Ronald D Moore of Battlestar Galactica is writing- so the THING, just might turn out to be an Angel or something!! Pass the Slaw on this one! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 9, 2010, 5:36 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote

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