First Trailer For The Thing, A Prequel To The Carpenter Classic
Finally set to premiere this fall after being pushed from a spring release, The Thing-- a prequel to the John Carpeter horror classic-- finally has a trailer online. It debuted today at MSN, and you can watch it embedded below. If you were at New York Comic Con last fall it may look familiar-- it's a slightly altered version of the trailer that played there-- but since I doubt you were there, it's all new to you!
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a researcher in way over her heard, and featuring Joel Edgerton and Eric Christian Olsen among others as he crew working with her, it's a pretty familiar take on the "people trapped in a space with an awful thing" horror genre, just with a slightly bigger monster twist. And before you start getting up in arms in defense of the original John Carpenter film, remember that everyone involved in this film, primarily the director Matthias van Heijningen Jr., loves it just as much as you do. When he visited the set our own Eric Eisenberg talked to the producers who went on at length about all the detail being put into the movie to ensure that the story dovetailed with where it picks up in Carpenter's film. The monster that attacks these guys moves on to attack the heroes of the original The Thing, you see, so while we're in the same setting and dealing with the same beast, it's a whole different story to tell.
The Thing hits theaters October 14 this year, a Halloween-timed offering that might just be a little bit smarter than most horror movies. At least it's not that often you get to see your horror movie heroine in a parka, wielding a flamethrower. After swinging her giant hammer as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has found yet another way to become a modern female badass.
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