‘The Thing’ Prequel to Begin Filming Unnecessarily in March

Monday, January 4 by

Production Weekly is reporting that the long-gestating prequel to John Carpenter‘s The Thing will begin filming in two months. Commercial director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. (thanks for the easy to spell name, Dad) will helm the alien vs human thriller, which is shooting in Toronto from March to June. The script, written by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Eric Heissere (A Nightmare On Elm Street), tells the story of the doomed Norwegian camp that is found tattered and decimated in the original. There’s no word yet on casting or more importantly on who will be handling the special effects. Here’s hoping that the producers are respectful to the original and don’t go with someone like Channing Tatum. Dude’s acting is whatever and his visual effects portfolio is WEAK. (Production Weekly)

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