This actually sounds very cool and I am pretty excited to see this movie now. Remaking a classic film like 'The Thing' is a sin. Just like the remake of 'Poltergiest'. I hope that production is cursed hard core.
So Latinoreview got to talk to producer Marc Abraham and one of his projects is 'The Thing' so latino review asked him:
How can you possibly top the 1982 version and whether or not it is a remake or a sequel. This was his reply:
"This is more of a prequel than a sequel, there is your exclusive. Its going to be taking place in the same time frame."
So I asked him if we are going to find out the origins of the alien and it landing on earth and he said:
"These are the events leading up to the 1982 film."
See, now that sounds pretty freakin awesome! As you know in the first film a space craft with a shapshifting alien of death crashed down in the Antartic and caused a bloody mess. This next movie sounds like we are going to get to see what happened right before the alien crash landed.