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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Official synopsis for The Thing prequel...


Check out the official synopsis for Matthijs van Heijningen's prequel to the John Carpenter classic, The Thing. The film will hit theaters on April 29, 2011...

"Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller THE THING, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they're infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish."

(Thanks to Dread Central)

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. I don't think there is anything in that synopsis that couldn't be assumed already, given Carpenter's THE THING already covers the aftermath of these events.

    I hope it will be entertaining, but sadly, I can already imagine a shedload of CGI toss, and an unimaginative script devoid of surprises - the line about killing them off one by one - fills me with the creeping tendrils of Lovecraftian unease and hints at a melancholic waste of money.

    It could become (along with the remakes of Friday 13th, the fog, Nightmare on elm st, etc.) the dictionary definition of cinematic redundancy.

    Sigh. Oh for a decent original new horror film, or a classy Lovecraft adaption such as At the mountains of madness....

    Has there ever been a prequel worth watching?

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