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Haggis and tatties August 27 2008 12:02 PM

Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
So i had the option of watching John carpenter's The Thing last night on HD,and even though i have seen the movie i don't know how many times, i was really impressed with how the movie seemed to have improved due to being in HD, i was fixed to it from beginning to end due to the fantastic visual quality of it, and i was wondering why there has never been a sequel to this movie, the movie is just fantastic from beginning to end and HD seems to have only improved the viewing enjoyment of the movie..........so why have we not had a sequel.

Come on carpenter get us a sequel to this movie.

MeanJoePhaser August 27 2008 01:25 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
IIRC, it didn't do that well back in the day.

I prefer leaving it at the ambiguous ending...

Pingfah August 27 2008 01:28 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
Yeah, the movie was a flop, despite it being one of Carpenter's best films and being all round excellent.

It's gained a lot wider recognition in the years since though.

ETA: if a sequel ever was made, although i'd prefer it wasn't, JC should definitely not direct it. He has lost his touch a long time ago. We'd just get another Ghosts of Mars.

Norrin Radd August 27 2008 03:07 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
Why does there always have to be a sequel?

Harvey August 27 2008 03:23 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
I don't think there needs to be sequel, but the Thing movie being penned by Ronald D. Moore has been rumored to be both a sequel and a remake...I'm not sure how that works, but there it is.

Angel4576 August 27 2008 03:51 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
As others have said, there's no need.

Personally, I think that this movie is the best example of a paranoia flick that you're ever likely to find. In those terms, it's an absolute masterpiece of film-making. IMO.

zenophite August 27 2008 04:08 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
i'm also in the no need for a sequel camp. Sometimes all a sequel does is cheapen the original.

NJOberheim August 27 2008 05:13 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
Id prefer to see a prequel covering the events that happened at the Norwegian camp.

zenophite August 27 2008 05:49 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
Quote:

NJOberheim wrote: (Post 1996096)
Id prefer to see a prequel covering the events that happened at the Norwegian camp.

Well, maybe if they have a good "alien-esque" type exploration of the alien ship but otherwise it would be pretty much the same as the original. I guess it would be neat to end such a film exactly with the shooting of the norwegians at the beginning of the first film but could they pull it off considering how much time has passed?

Say speaking of the Thing wasn't ronald moore supposed to be involved in a remake? whatever happened to that?

NJOberheim August 27 2008 07:15 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
Quote:

zenophite wrote: (Post 1996207)
I guess it would be neat to end such a film exactly with the shooting of the norwegians at the beginning of the first film but could they pull it off considering how much time has passed?

Yeah, more then likely only geeks like us would appreciate it. :)

Speaking of geeks, I just broke down and bought a Blu-Ray player this weekend. On Sept 30th 'The Thing' is being released in that format. Can't wait to pick it up.

butch101 August 27 2008 11:00 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
no need for a sequel. this movie is great, probably Carpenter's best. i love the ending the way it is. The big question mark and the soundtrack. a classic !

Butch

MeanJoePhaser August 28 2008 01:05 AM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
There were a few Darkhorse Comic miniseries sequels. I only read the first one; it was pretty well done.

zenophite August 28 2008 02:06 AM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
i liked the thing pc game...

Lowdarzz August 28 2008 03:20 AM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
While I don't think the film needs a sequel the closest thing your going to get is the Thing videogame that came out for PC and XBOX five or six years ago. Carpenter worked on it I believe.

TheMasterOfOrion January 31 2009 10:19 PM

Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.
 
How Battlestar’s Ron Moore will ‘re-imagine’ The Thing

Ronald D. Moore, the mastermind behind such groundbreaking shows such as "Roswell" will pen the script for the prequel

http://spacechannel.tv/blog/news/how...ine-the-thing/


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