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.
Edgerton recently sat down with Shock Till You Drop and dropped the following on fans eager to learn about all the interplanetary goings-on.
“Well, it’s a prequel, and definitely the Norwegian base is modeled on the base you see in the Carpenter film,” he tells STYD. “Being a prequel you’ll see a lot of tie-ins as to how the base comes to be the way it is in the Carpenter film, being so destroyed, and that evidence you see in the Carpenter film, we’ll get a glimpse into that. It’s great because you have a bunch of people behind making it —- Eric Newman and Marc (Abraham), the producers at Strike (Entertainment) — those guys and Matthijs, the director, they have such respect for the original film that they’re not trying to do a remake; they’re just trying to pay homage to the original and also do the right thing with what I think is a real cool way [of] doing that and revisiting the material.”
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A Ph.D. candidate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian research team in Antarctica after it discovers an alien ship in the ice. When a trapped organism is freed and begins a series of attacks, she is forced to team with a blue-collar mercenary helicopter pilot (Edgerton) to stop the rampage.
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