Matthijs van Heijningen
Casting news and plot details have been trickling in for Universal's The Thing prequel, and now we finally have learned when we'll be able to see it in theatres.
Though most fans recall him from his role on the recently finished "Lost", Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will always be Adebisi from HBO's "Oz" to us. Though now he's looking to create more memories for genre fans as he is the latest name attached to Universal's prequel to the John Carpenter classic The Thing.
One thing on the minds of horror fans everywhere concerning Universal's upcoming prequel to the John Carpenter classic The Thing is how this new film is going about setting up the back story. Finally, we have a bit of a clearer picture of the proceedings.
The opening chapter of The Thing saga has added another name to its ever growing list of people who will hopefully end up meat for the beast.
One of the *ahem* things that made John Carpenter's 1981 splatter classic The Thing so frighteningly good was the film's completely isolated setting. To say it was claustrophobic is a bit of an understatement. With a prequel on the way we can only hope that the same feeling of isolation is recaptured to help heighten the terror.
Universal's prequel to the John Carpenter classic The Thing is now shooting up in Toronto, Canada under the direction of Matthijs Van Heijningen, and star Joel Edgerton recently talked about the flick's relation to the 1981 flick.
If The Thing prequel is set to showcase anything at all, it has to be the alien-induced slaughter at the Norwegian camp site. Thus far, though, only Americans have been announced in terms of casting. Is it time that we finally get the names of the aforementioned Crazy Swedes?
With shooting scheduled to begin soon on director Matthijs van Heijningen's prequel to The Thing up in British Columbia and Toronto, the film's producers took a moment to talk about what they found on the project to be "irresistible".
We all know that Matthijs van Heijningen's The Thing is set to begin filming in Vancouver, Canada this month, but there still seems to be an issue about whether this flick is a prequel or a remake for some fearful fans. Joel Edgerton, one of the film's stars, has finally put all that to bed with his latest statements.
If there's one key element that's important to whether or not The Thing prequel will be successful, it is who will be handling the film's special effects.
The prequel to John Carpenter's classic The Thing has landed its first two stars who will surely duke it out with not only the shape shifting alien but also them crazy Swedes.
We have to admit we are guardedly optimistic about the upcoming prequel to the John Carpenter classic The Thing. If placed in the right hands, given today's leaps in special effects, it could be a total winner. Or it can turn into one hell of a CGI laden mess.
It's out with the "barely" old and in with the brand spanking new for the upcoming Matthijs van Heijningen, Jr. helmed prequel to the John Carpenter classic The Thing.
John Carpenter's The Thing is some pretty sacred ground. I breathed a heavy sigh of relief when it was announced that it wasn't being remade. Instead, we're getting a prequel. Not too upset about that!
You knew it was inevitable as talk has been steadily circulating for the past few months about Universal's prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter masterpiece The Thing. Well, a director and writer have officially been named.