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A Bit About the Prequel to John Carpenter's "The Thing"

Australian actor Joel Edgerton, while out promoting his film Separation City, revealed a bit about the prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing, in which he plays helicopter pilot Sam Carter, who ends up in pursuit of an extraterrestrial being.
"Anyone who is a big fan of the John Carpenter version of The Thing knows that it starts on the American base station, but the investigation of where the Thing has come from leads us to know something very bad has happened at the Norwegian base station," he revealed to whatsplaying.com.au, "and the prequel centers itself around there and what happened pre-Kurt Russell."
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EdGross
3/2/2010

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7 Comments

GREAT NEWS!..I'm not a big PREQUEL fan, But I have to
ADMIT that this sounds GREAT, I am a huge fan
of The Thing..and I alway wondered what happened to
the Norwegians..AWESOME STUFF!
PeterParker420 - 3/2/2010, 2:02 PM
The Thing is one of my all time faves. I liked the original a lot too. I really hope they don't muck this up. It needs to have a really great story, since we know the ending
DogsOfWar - 3/2/2010, 2:02 PM
at least its got john carpenter still attached thats good news
superdog - 3/2/2010, 2:05 PM
Actually, the director is Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. However, the script is written by Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore, so that should be VERY promising.
EdGross - 3/2/2010, 2:10 PM
Love the Thing...i hope they dont mess this up tho :)
teabag - 3/2/2010, 2:16 PM
my bad. itll probably stink then :)
superdog - 3/2/2010, 5:14 PM
I remember catching a midnight showing of Carpenter's The Thing in my local flea-pit back in the eighties through a haze of dope smoke. Wonderful days.

If this can capture even half the atmosphere of that film it'll be a winner, and Ron Moore knows how to build tension.

This could be really good. I hope.
Growler - 4/19/2010, 11:46 AM

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