Re: The Thing prequel?
This looks less like a prequel and more like...the same movie a second time over. It may not be that, but the trailer sure is hitting the beats that are the same as Carpenter's version pretty hard.
And it doesn't look especially 80s, either.
Dare we say...a re-imagining...or even a reboot, in order to make a "remake" of the 1982 film after this one.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan