Check out the Norwegian Research Camp from The Thing Prequel

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.

The first image of the Norwegian Research Camp (home of “them crazy Swedes”) just slipped online, and we have to say the look and vibe are feeling pretty damned right.

Universal’s prequel to the John Carpenter classic The Thing is now shooting up in Toronto, Canada under the direction of Matthijs Van Heijningen. Look for more soon.

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 (Joel Edgerton) to stop the rampage.

Check out the image below courtesy of /Film.

Check out the Norwegian Research Camp from The Thing Prequel

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  • Vanvance1

    I’m warming a bit to this one. It’s a matter of having lower expectations. A lot lower.

    I will watch it and try not to think of Carpenter’s perfect film.

  • macready

    i still say boo.

  • AngryChairr

    I’ll give them some credit. At least by adding an American to the group it at least explains why a group of Norwegians are speaking in English instead of their native tongue, covering up what would be a very annoying plot point.

  • Floydian Trip

    They managed to make an arctic base look like an arctic base. That must have been an enormous undertaking seeing as how nobody has ever seen an arctic base before. If they want to shut the skeptics up show the Thing in mid-transformation and I hope to God it’s practical. I’d settle for some models right now.

  • Terminal

    Not bad. Still very cautious, but it looks okay.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”