Screen Junkies » THE THING PREQUEL http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Thing’ Red Band Trailer Unfolds http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-thing-red-band-trailer-unfolds/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-thing-red-band-trailer-unfolds/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:00:47 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=229088 Check out the gross parts!

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Though they may have skimped when it came to bringing Wilford Brimley back, the makers of The Thing prequel look to have spared no expense when it comes to grossing us out.

IGN debuted a new red band trailer that has tentacles and body parts twisting every which way. Though it doesn’t seem like it comes close to touching John Carpenter‘s version with a ten-foot arm/tongue pole, at least it seems to have created some gross imagery.

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Now Peep These: ‘Hugo’ And ‘The Thing’ Posters http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-peep-these-hugo-and-the-thing-posters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-peep-these-hugo-and-the-thing-posters/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:25:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=219794 What better way to hide those unsightly glory-holes in your wall?

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This day holds more in store than just The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster. We also get a look at a couple of other one-sheets. One is based on a beloved piece of children’s literature and directed by a master of cinema. The other is based on a beloved film about people’s heads turning into scorpion creatures and their chest cavities becoming gnashing mouths. I can’t decide which I’d like to see more.

The Thing serves as a prequel to John Carpenter‘s classic and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton as researchers in the Artic doing battle with an otherwordly being attempting to take over the planet. Just like Justin Bieber.

Hugo from Martin Scorsese adapts Brian Selznick’s The Invention Of Hugo Cabret and tells the story of a mysterious boy living in a Paris train station. A trailer is expected this week so if you love trains, you’re going into the weekend happy.

 

(Coming Soon)

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Trouble At Base Camp: ‘The Thing’ Prequel Removed From Release Calendar http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/trouble-at-base-camp-the-thing-prequel-removed-from-release-calendar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/trouble-at-base-camp-the-thing-prequel-removed-from-release-calendar/#comments Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:01:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8199 Those hoping to see Eric Christian Olsen's head bitten off by a Norwegian's open chest cavity will have to update their calendars.

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Those hoping to see Eric Christian Olsen’s head bitten off by a Norwegian’s open chest cavity will have to update their calendars. Universal has removed The Thing prequel from their 2011 calendar for the time being. The fifth installment in The Fast And The Furious franchise, Fast Five, is being moved up to take its place with an April 29th release. This will allow Universal to kick off their summer movie season a little earlier than planned. It also ensure Fast Five a bigger opening by pulling it out of the X-Men: First Class / Green Lantern sandwich it was originally squeezed into.

Though The Thing hasn’t found a new release date, I think this is a good thing for fans. Whether it lands in August or the Halloween season, at least filmmakers will have more time to fine-tune the film in an effort to diminish the scrutiny it is subject to from the purists. The move was mainly motivated because the gloomy tone wouldn’t play well with summer audiences. It makes sense that Universal wouldn’t want to put something sad on screens during that season, but have they never see Paul Walker act? (LA Times)

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First Look At ‘The Thing’ Prequel Doesn’t Show The Thing. Or Does It? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-the-thing-prequel-doesnt-show-the-thing-or-does-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-the-thing-prequel-doesnt-show-the-thing-or-does-it/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 With The Thing prequel headed to theaters whether you like it or not, it was only a matter of time before we got a look at how they're planning to diminish the memory of the excellent John Carpenter film. These pics show stars Joel Edgerton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mr. Eko, and Eric Christian Olsen running around the Norwegian camp and killing an off-screen The Thing with fire. Unless they're Things themselves. Now I don't know who to trust. Quick, say something un-Thing like!! (HitFix) Check out the Anartic-y pics after the jump...

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With The Thing prequel headed to theaters whether you like it or not, it was only a matter of time before we got a look at how they’re planning to diminish the memory of the excellent John Carpenter film. These pics show stars Joel Edgerton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mr. Eko, and Eric Christian Olsen running around the Norwegian camp and killing an off-screen The Thing with fire. Unless they’re Things themselves. Now I don’t know who to trust. Quick, say something un-Thing like!! (HitFix)

Check out the Anartic-y pics after the jump…

 

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Joel Edgerton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Battle ‘The Thing’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joel-edgerton-and-mary-elizabeth-winstead-to-battle-the-thing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joel-edgerton-and-mary-elizabeth-winstead-to-battle-the-thing/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Last month we posted the casting breakdown for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel to The Thing, and today there's word that the protagonists have been selected. Scream queen Mary Elizabeth Winstead and rugged Kurt Russell-proxy Joel Edgerton have signed on to be drenched in blood and guts. Winstead will play Kate Lloyd, a Ph.D. candidate who travels with Norwegian scientists to Antartica to investigate an alien craft frozen in the ice. The alien escapes and begins systematically ripping the scientists limb-from-limb. Edgerton plays Sam Carter, the badass helicopter pilot who doesn't trust them queefy doctors and trusts his own gut over their rich-boy "science." He eventually teams with Winstead to destroy the Thing.I've got mixed feelings about this prequel. I like this casting and am eager to see who else signs on, but this group of filmmakers has their work cut out for them despite their talents. The original was so good that the bar was set impossibly high. Also impossibly high, anyone who thinks this will measure up to the original. (THR)

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Last month we posted the casting breakdown for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel to The Thing, and today there’s word that the protagonists have been selected. Scream queen Mary Elizabeth Winstead and rugged Kurt Russell-proxy Joel Edgerton have signed on to be drenched in blood and guts. Winstead will play Kate Lloyd, a Ph.D. candidate who travels with Norwegian scientists to Antartica to investigate an alien craft frozen in the ice. The alien escapes and begins systematically ripping the scientists limb-from-limb. Edgerton plays Sam Carter, the badass helicopter pilot who doesn’t trust them queefy doctors and trusts his own gut over their rich-boy "science." He eventually teams with Winstead to destroy the Thing.

I’ve got mixed feelings about this prequel. I like this casting and am eager to see who else signs on, but this group of filmmakers has their work cut out for them despite their talents. The original was so good that the bar was set impossibly high. Also impossibly high, anyone who thinks this will measure up to the original. (THR)

 

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‘The Thing’ Prequel Is Now Casting http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-thing-prequel-is-now-casting/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-thing-prequel-is-now-casting/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Cameras are still set to roll in March for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel to The Thing. Plot details are beginning to surface as the date approaches. Spoiler TV published the casting breakdown which helps fill in some of the gaps on the story.News of note is that the film has a female lead and early rumors about MacReady's brother appearing in the film were wrong. I've posted the casting specs after the jump with the spoilers removed for those who have never seen a movie before and can't guess who will and will not survive. I can say that after reading through the spoilers and character descriptions, it seems that the movie borrows from Aliens, Lethal Weapon, and The Mist. In other words, we've got another Deep Blue Sea on our hands. LL Cool J should be expecting a call any day now. (Spoiler TV)CHECK OUT THE CASTING BREAKDOWN AFTER THE JUMP...

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Cameras are still set to roll in March for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel to The Thing. Plot details are beginning to surface as the date approaches. Spoiler TV published the casting breakdown which helps fill in some of the gaps on the story.

News of note is that the film has a female lead and early rumors about MacReady’s brother appearing in the film were wrong. I’ve posted the casting specs after the jump with the spoilers removed for those who have never seen a movie before and can’t guess who will and will not survive. I can say that after reading through the spoilers and character descriptions, it seems that the movie borrows from Aliens, Lethal Weapon, and The Mist. In other words, we’ve got another Deep Blue Sea on our hands. LL Cool J should be expecting a call any day now. (Spoiler TV)

CHECK OUT THE CASTING BREAKDOWN AFTER THE JUMP…

[KATE LLOYD] In her late 20s to early 30s, pretty, bright-eyed, intelligent, she’s a graduate of Columbia and a Ph.D. candidate in paleontology (the study of prehistoric life). On the recommendation of her friend Adam Goodman, Kate is tapped for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by Dr. Sander Halvorson to join his research team in Antarctica, where an extraordinary discovery has been made. Upon arrival, Kate soon finds herself at odds with Halvorson about how best to proceed with the discovery — an alien spaceship with a mysterious and sinister frozen THING found nearby — specifically whether to transfer the specimen undisturbed to a more appropriate facility for analysis, or, per Halvorson’s wishes, to drill into the specimen’s ice encasement for a definitive tissue sample. Kate’s misgivings about her involvement grow when Halvorson ignores her advice and collects his tissue sample — a critical error in judgment that ultimately frees the trapped organism and triggers a series of horrific incidents and attacks. Furthering her sense of isolation, most of the scientists at the site speak Norwegian, a language she doesn’t understand. Kate looks to her friend, Adam, for help stopping Sander’s obsession from getting them all killed, but eventually must take matters of life and death into her own hands. In the end, her only hope of survival is to join forces with Sam Carter, the chopper pilot who flew her team to the remote Norwegian base…LEAD (2)

[DR. SANDER HALVORSON] In his late 30s to early 50s, austere, scholarly and imperious, he’s a microbiologist from NYU who leads a science research team to Antarctica to help his old friend Edvard interpret and analyze an extraordinary discovery made beneath the ice. Sander, a brilliant scientist and a master of self-promotion, knows that his involvement in such an historic discovery will bring him fame and fortune. Blinded by ambition, he refuses to abandon the "project" even as the bodies pile up around him…LEAD. Actor must be able to speak some Norwegian. (2)

[SAM CARTER] In his early 30s, rugged, handsome, blue-collar, he’s a helicopter pilot with a private charter service that transports personnel and supplies from McMurdo Station to remote research sites across Antarctica. Carter is a mercenary. He flies when he wants, where he wants, and he flies for one reason: money. But his resourcefulness, experience and get-it-done mentality make him indispensable. Arriving at Thule Station, he is the first to suspect something strange and dangerous is going on…LEAD (3)

[EDVARD WOLNER] In his mid 40s, gentle, erudite, loyal to a fault, this Norwegian geoscientist and his crew discovered an alien spaceship and a mysterious frozen THIN buried in a deep crevasse in Antarctica. Edvard requested the assistance of his colleague Dr. Sander Halvorson and he’s pleased to see his old friend arrive at the site. Both men have stars in their eyes knowing that their combined findings will bring them fame in the scientific community. …SUPPORTING. Actor must speak Norwegian. (16)

[ADAM GOODMAN] In his early 30s, clever, brash, unapologetically ambitious, Adam comes to Antarctica as Halvorson’s research assistant. A friend of Kate’s since they were undergrads at Columbia, it is Adam who recommended her to Dr. Halvorson. …SUPPORTING (2)

[DEREK JAMESON] In his early 30s, African American, well-built, he is Carter’s friend and co-pilot. This is Jameson’s last season in Antarctica. He’s moving to Florida and starting a jetboat business with his brother, a former big league prospect. The trip to Thule Station is just another flight for him, another day in the countdown before he leaves the South Pole. ..SUPPORTING (3)

[JONAS] This Norwegian man in his early 40s, who speaks with a thick accent is part of Edvard’s crew. He’s the team documentarian who takes flash photographs of the alien spaceship and plays poker with Colin to blow off steam. …SUPPORTING (18) Submit Scandinavian actors only.

[JULIETTE] In her early 30s, French, fluent in Norwegian, she was educated at the Oslo Geosciences Academy, and is one of the geologists who discovered the alien site in Antarctica….SUPPORTING (17)

[COLIN] Around 40 years old, quirky and a bit cynical, he sews some seeds of doubt and suspicion among his new colleagues, Kate and Adam, and he plays poker with Jonas to blow off steam. …SUPPORTING (27) Submit British, East Indian, Spanish, Asian, etc, scientist types

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The Thing (Prequel) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-thing-prequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-thing-prequel/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:26:46 +0000 Reza F. DIRECTOR: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. CAST: TBDSYNOPSIS: In a remote Antarctica outpost, an alien spaceship is discovered far beneath the ice. When a group of ambitious scientists decide to thaw out one of the creatures inside, they’re in for the terrifying fight of their lives…

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DIRECTOR: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

CAST: TBD

SYNOPSIS: In a remote Antarctica outpost, an alien spaceship is discovered far beneath the ice. When a group of ambitious scientists decide to thaw out one of the creatures inside, they’re in for the terrifying fight of their lives…

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‘The Thing’ Prequel to Begin Filming Unnecessarily in March http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-thing-prequel-to-begin-filming-unnecessarily-in-march/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-thing-prequel-to-begin-filming-unnecessarily-in-march/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 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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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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THIS THURSDAY!! ‘DISTRICT 9′ MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS!!! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/this-thursday-district-9-midnight-screenings/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/this-thursday-district-9-midnight-screenings/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000  Anticipation is in the air as nerd boners stiffen and engorge across the country. The eagerly-awaited District 9 opens THIS THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT and that means that YOU can be one of the first to see it. According to early buzz and our review, the movie is stellar. You should definitely stay up late to catch what looks to be one of this summer's best. I'd stay up to watch it but I've got to deliver my papers in the morning. It's my sworn duty and I intend to honor it. (District 9) Focus your eyeballs on these morning links... Some info about The Thing prequel. (/Film) Paul Giamatti replaces Sean Penn in The Three Stooges. (Empire)  Sum Dood cast as Green Hornet's Kato. (Cinematical) Salma Hayek totally unshaven. (Dread Central) Doug Liman is the new Hero of the Hudson. (Cinema Blend) Awesome scenes from G.I. Joe cartoon box set. (io9) So happy that Tuco made this list. (Pajiba)

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Anticipation is in the air as nerd boners stiffen and engorge across the country. The eagerly-awaited District 9 opens THIS THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT and that means that YOU can be one of the first to see it. According to early buzz and our review, the movie is stellar. You should definitely stay up late to catch what looks to be one of this summer’s best. I’d stay up to watch it but I’ve got to deliver my papers in the morning. It’s my sworn duty and I intend to honor it. (District 9)
 
Focus your eyeballs on these morning links…
 
Some info about The Thing prequel. (/Film)
Paul Giamatti replaces Sean Penn in The Three Stooges. (Empire
Sum Dood cast as Green Hornet‘s Kato. (Cinematical)
Salma Hayek totally unshaven. (Dread Central)
Doug Liman is the new Hero of the Hudson. (Cinema Blend)
Awesome scenes from G.I. Joe cartoon box set. (io9)
So happy that Tuco made this list. (Pajiba)

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