Avast! Trailer For The Thing. Noooooooooooooooooooooo!



This trailer above is for the prequel to John Carpenter’s cult classic The Thing, but for some insane reason most of the scenes in this trailer, too many to directly refer to,  look like they’ve been lifted straight from the original. Really? We thought that by making a prequel those involved would…excuse us a second.

…that’s better. Where were we? Ah yes, a prequel has to tell a supplementary story set in an earlier time setting to the one that was told before. Why then has director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr, (a name which would score you mad props at Scrabble), shot what looks like an exact replica of the 1982 version but with a different cast. Kurt Russell’s character MacReady has been split right down the middle and replaced with two characters, lookalike actor Joel Edgarton who plays, would you believe it, a helicopter pilot and female research scientist Mary Elizabeth Winstead, ya know just to bring the whole story a 2011 vibe.

We could do that, we could write a script to The Thing and just add a little tweak here and a little tweak there. That’s the problem with a prequel the core of the plot has already been written for you. Sorry, excuse us again, we can’t contain ourselves…

…Pointless! Totally f@cking pointless!


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