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.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje (obviously not a crazy Swede) has joined the cast that includes the already announced Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Jonathan Walker, Dennis Storhøi, Trond Espen Seim, Jørgen Langhelle, Eric Christian Olsen, Stig Henrik Hoff, Jan Gunnar Røise, Kristofer Hivju, and Jo Adrian Haavind.
The Thing is now shooting up in Toronto, Canada under the direction of Matthijs Van Heijningen from a script by Eric Heisserer. 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.
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