While Fox and Ridley Scott are hashing out budgets and ratings for the Alien prequel, the next eye rolling prequel on the horizon is The Thing.
I say eye rolling since Hollywood just rehashes until there is no blood left in the stone.
But, judging from the Collider post about their set visit and the pictures, I’m willing to give them a shot at this.
John Carpenter’s The Thing is a must if you have not seen it since it came out the same time as E.T. And, while did not gross big bucks it grew a cult following. The movie has been aped ever since, The X-Files episode being the most notable while AVP managed to actually make the bleak location seem dull and boring.
If you’ve never see The Thing and enjoy horror then I highly recommend watching it. This prequel will be the third movie made on the subject, the first being The Thing from Another World which is also worth watching too.
The prequel can actually cover one thing the original did not do and at the time did not need to do: What’s inside the ship!
And, in case no one has actually looked on Youtube for one of the trailers, here it is, the great thing about this is how next to nothing you see of the creature.