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Confirmed! First Look at The Thing Teaser One-Sheet and Trailer

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Something kind of nifty just landed in our inbox! Are your ready for your very first look at the teaser artwork and the trailer for this October’s prequel/sequel to The Thing. Read on, and tell us what you think!

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.

Look for The Thing in theatres on October 14, 2011. For more right now visit The Thing website, become a fan on The Thing Facebook page, and follow The Thing on Twitter!

Synopsis
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.

The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead).

First Look at The Thing Teaser One-Sheet and Trailer

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Steve Barton

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  • nonserviam03

    this is acceptable.

  • The Buz

    That trailer if friggin sweet!

  • Diavolo

    On hearing of this prequel, I was one of the multitude that immeadiately dismissed it. Now, however, I’m becoming more optimistic.

  • Terminal

    I don’t mind it.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    Beast

  • PelusaMG

    I like that tagline a lot!

  • MagusMaleficus

    I’m curious about the flick despite going into it knowing how it will end (assuming this is still a prequel, and I’m pretty sure it is).

  • Uncle Creepy

    I dig its subtlety. Very reminiscent of the first film.

  • kiddcapone

    I like it.