We’re all waiting patiently for more news to start coming out regarding The Thing prequel, and while we try to remain optimistic our fears just keep creeping up on us, no matter how much we’re told things are going to turn out good.
MTV recently spoke with stars Joel Edgerton and Eric Christian Olsen about the film and the duo revealed the following:
“I was a fan of the original film,” Edgerton tells MTV. “I did check out a little bit of what the fans were blogging about. It seems like in this world of so many remakes and prequels the first response is, ‘Don’t even go there!’ You guys are in trouble now because you’re making the film.’ And then they wait to see whether it’s going to be any good.”
“I believe that as long as you stay true to the original kind of template of the movie or the rules of the movie, then you do your own thing with it,” said Edgerton. “I think what [the fans] are worried about is it was going to be the spring break version of ‘The Thing’… and it’s definitely not that.”
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The Thing (2011) will strike theaters on April 29, 2011. The science-fiction horror thriller is currently the only nationwide release scheduled for that weekend, and it slots into the same timeframe that the Nightmare on Elm Street remake haunted earlier this year.
Matthijs van Heijningen, Jr. is directing from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer and Ronald D. Moore. The cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Jonathan Walker, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Dennis Storhøi, Trond Espen Seim, Jørgen Langhelle, Eric Christian Olsen, Stig Henrik Hoff, Jan Gunnar Røise, Kristofer Hivju, and Jo Adrian Haavind.
“Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller THE THING, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.”
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