*UPDATE* New Writer Tapped for Thing Prequel
Bloody Disgusting got the exclusive word today that Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have tapped Eric Heisserer to rewrite the prequel that was originally scripted by Ronald D. Moore. Heisserer also did some clean-up work on Wesley Strick's screenplay for A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Eric Heisserer confirmed the story on his blog:
"Yes, Matthijs and I are hard at work with the very smart team at Strike on the prequel. We are all so much in love with Carpenter’s film, so protective of it, we’re doing all we can to avoid stepping on its toes. I jumped at this job because I hold the Carpenter adaptation to very high standards, and I knew it would be a challenge to create a comparable companion piece. Sort of a 'Nobody better screw this up, especially me' mentality. Lucky for me, the people at Strike and the director have the same standards.
This is a 'from scratch' rewrite assignment for the most part, as was my work on A Nightmare on Elm Street. I can’t say any more on that. I have the highest respect for both Ron Moore and Wesley Strick."
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