Hey Gang! The official plot synopsis for the upcoming prequel to the classic sci-fi horror film The Thing has been released today! The original film was directed by John Carpenter in 1982, and I'm very interested to see what's been cooked up for this prequel. The new film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Dennis Storhøi. The script has passed through the hands of screenwriters Ron Moore, Eric Heisserer, and most recently Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. The story has changed quite a bit as the script was being written, but here is what we are going to get.
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.
I'll be looking forward to this flick. It sounds a lot like the original, but it's about a shapeshifting alien, what do you expect? I really hope they use a lot of practical effects like they used in the original. The Thing prequel is set to come out on April 29th 2011.
What do you all think of the plot synopsis?