The Thing Star Joel Edgerton Puts Remake or Prequel Argument to Rest

The Thing Star Joel Edgerton Puts Remake or Prequel Argument to RestWe 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.

In an interview with What’s Playing Edgerton, who plays Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot who teams with a graduate student named Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to pursue an alien life form, offered the following:

“Anyone who is a big fan of the John Carpenter version of The Thing knows that it starts on the American base station, but the investigation of where the Thing has come from leads us to know something very bad has happened at the Norwegian base station, and the prequel centres itself around there and what happened pre-Kurt Russell”.

Feel better now? That should offer at least some reason to be at ease.

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  • Vermithrax

    Two problems here.

    1 the film will have to be dated since it takes place BEFORE the dated look of the guys in the originl

    and 2, the base was all Norwegians….meaning to have Norwegians speaking English is going to be retarded.

    I don’t see this film working.

  • DavidFullam

    When I hear prequel and backstory, I think of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Uh oh…

  • Tshoffie

    it almost seems as if its gonna be about what happened to the norwegian base and if it is then as we all know only two people survived that the helicopter pilot and the guy shooting at the huskey in the beginning of the film…either way do we really need this…no…ill probably stay away…now if Carpenter were to make a Sequel with Russel and Keith David id probably see that but that probably wont ever happen

  • Vanvance1

    So it’s The Thing at a different base.

    This is unique how?

  • Terminal

    Yeah even with my beloved Winstead I still don’t care about this. I’m sure there’s going to be at least one or two people left alive at the climax.

  • Cash Bailey

    So it’s about all the bullshit stuff we don;t care about?

    Although if Winstead finds a reason to get nekkid I might be interested.