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Old February 2 2009, 02:29 AM   #16
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Re: The Thing prequel?

Ah, yes, that's the article I saw a few weeks ago. I hope it's incorrect, though. MacReady's brother to be the lead? How does that work if the film is from the Norwegian's perspective? Or will that only serve as a jumping off point for a film that is predominately a sequel? And if the script is already written, why is the director the one pushing for the leading character? It's hard to tell what the deal is from that article.
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Old February 2 2009, 04:47 AM   #17
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If you're gonna do a prequel to The Thing, do a prequel to The Thing. How did the creature get on that saucer? Where did it come from? Was that its ship or did it seize it from the crew? End with the Norwegians digging it out of the ice. No question that's a tougher trick to pull off, but focusing on the Norwegians risks being a rehash of the events in the American camp.
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Old February 2 2009, 05:34 AM   #18
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I would have expected this story to break in the first #)(%*#)^* week of winter.
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Old May 21 2010, 11:25 PM   #19
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The Thing prequel

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Anyone have more information or thoughts on the story Moore is doing a prequel to The Thing
The Thing Prequel Script Review
the bigger question that fans of The Thing want to know is whether this project is a creative failure at the script level and whether there’s any reason to look ahead. That’s precisely what I’m hoping to give to you by the end of this article, not a blow-by-blow summary of the story’s plot points.
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budgeted at $35 million Universal's prequel to The Thing is now shooting up in Toronto, Canada with exteriors in British Columbia, Canada through mid-June.

Australian actor Joel Edgerton) (Smokin' Aces; "Owen Lars" to Star Wars fans), who plays a helicopter pilot
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Old May 21 2010, 11:32 PM   #20
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Nah, if MooreRon is doing it, count me out BIG TIME.
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Old May 22 2010, 01:56 AM   #21
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The paranoia about shape shifting was already done. Doing it again with better FX doesn't seem that attractive.
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Old May 22 2010, 04:21 PM   #22
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The Thing already covered the whole "bunch of dudes in Antarctica get infiltrated by a shape-shifting alien, their camp burns down and they all die horribly... or do they?" The Norwegians all die, as well. What's the fucking point of watching them do it realtime? It was much creepier seeing The Thing cast working through the wreckage, trying to figure out WTF happened.

I'd rather not see what happened on the alien ship, either. Watching proper non-humanoid looking aliens or humans as aliens ala Star Trek fight a shape shifter, then crash on Earth would be stupid.

The only thing that makes sense (to me) is a direct sequel like the video game where the military investigates the loss of contact with the outpost, shit hits the fan and we go from there. MacReady's brother or Norwegians or whatever is fucking dumb.
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Old May 22 2010, 04:34 PM   #23
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The only thing that makes sense (to me) is a direct sequel like the video game where the military investigates the loss of contact with the outpost, shit hits the fan and we go from there. MacReady's brother or Norwegians or whatever is fucking dumb.
I totally agree.
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Old May 22 2010, 04:47 PM   #24
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The only thing that makes sense (to me) is a direct sequel like the video game where the military investigates the loss of contact with the outpost, shit hits the fan and we go from there. MacReady's brother or Norwegians or whatever is fucking dumb.
I totally agree.
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Old May 22 2010, 08:51 PM   #25
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There should be a financial freeze on financing remakes and reimaginings.
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That would make no sense, business-wise. If you look at top-grossing movies every year, most of them are sequels and remakes.

Hollywood is just giving people what they want.
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Old May 23 2010, 08:37 AM   #26
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What? No Ben Grimm?

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...what...?
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Old May 26 2010, 02:12 PM   #27
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (a.k.a. Mr. Eko from Lost and Heavy Duty from G.I. Joe) will co-star in Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's body-snatching classic The Thing. Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays Derek Jameson,
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Old May 26 2010, 03:09 PM   #28
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Whatever they do, I hope they resist the urge to use too much CGI. Something about CGI effects just feels less scary. I wish I could put my finger on it but models and animatronics just feel scarier even if they sometimes look a bit cheesier.
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Old May 27 2010, 12:15 PM   #29
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This is such a bad bad idea.

I agree on the idea of the follow up investigation much like the Video Game did.

Its weird, the IMDB page seems to have some very non Norwegien names for its cast. Are we sure this isn't a re-boot rather than a prequel?

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Old May 27 2010, 05:47 PM   #30
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miraclefan wrote: View Post
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The only thing that makes sense (to me) is a direct sequel like the video game where the military investigates the loss of contact with the outpost, shit hits the fan and we go from there. MacReady's brother or Norwegians or whatever is fucking dumb.
I totally agree.
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Was going to mention the video game which did a rather decent sequel-type story. It's no Resident Evil (video game) but in that same vein of survival-horror genre.
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