Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Thing; New trailer for the alien horror prequel...

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Well here’s a brand spanking new, full, trailer for The Thing (2011). For anyone who has seen the 1982 John Carpenter film , to which this serves as prequel, much of this will seem very familiar indeed. But a large part of the potential audience will have never seen the classic Kurt Russell & Keith David starrer (you really, really, really should) so this will all seem fresh to them  and may even encourage them to find out what happens next, by watching the other film. (By the way of you’re all inspired to get all Thing’d up, then I suggest checking tout the cold war classic The Thing From Another World AND as the blog title suggests; Buy The Book ‘Who Goes There, by John W Campbell.
Kurt Russell in the 1982 film 'The Thing.'

“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. The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name.”

The Thing; A clip for the, confusingly titled, Prequel to John Carpenter’s classic ‘The Thing’ (updated with HD clip).

Remember that this film, despite being called The Thing, is NOT a remake of the 1982 film, or of the Cold War 1951 film, OR the Novella Who Goes there. It is a prequel to the 1982 film, and technically to the novella as well.

Here it is...

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