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Old August 27 2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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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.
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Old August 27 2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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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...
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Old August 27 2008, 01:28 PM   #3
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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.
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Old August 27 2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.

Why does there always have to be a sequel?
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Old August 27 2008, 03:23 PM   #5
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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.
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Old August 27 2008, 03:51 PM   #6
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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.
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Old August 27 2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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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.
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Old August 27 2008, 05:13 PM   #8
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Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.

Id prefer to see a prequel covering the events that happened at the Norwegian camp.
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Old August 27 2008, 05:49 PM   #9
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Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.

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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?
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Old August 27 2008, 07:15 PM   #10
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Re: Why no sequal to JC The Thing.

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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.
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Old August 27 2008, 11:00 PM   #11
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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 !

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Old August 28 2008, 01:05 AM   #12
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There were a few Darkhorse Comic miniseries sequels. I only read the first one; it was pretty well done.
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Old August 28 2008, 02:06 AM   #13
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i liked the thing pc game...
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Old August 28 2008, 03:20 AM   #14
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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.
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Old January 31 2009, 10:19 PM   #15
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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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