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!
Sci-Fi Wire caught up with script writer Ron Moore, who had some interesting things to say about the film, which takes place before MacReady tangoed with The Ultimate in Alien Terror!
“I was working on The Thing. I finished. I did my last draft a few weeks ago and turned it in,” Moore tells Sci Fi Wire. “They [Universal Pictures] seem happy. They have a director [Matthijs Van Heijningen] assigned, and we’ll wait to see when and if they green-light it.
“Well, the idea was to make a companion piece to Carpenter’s. I started on the project with the feeling that Carpenter’s version is just an amazing piece of work.” he explained, “It’s a great film, and we really wanted to honor that version. We wanted a piece that would link up to [the Carpenter film] and not supplant it. So we didn’t try to sort of completely reinvent what it was. We wanted a movie that would sort of live alongside it.”
Hit the above link for the whole interview.
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