The Thing prequel?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by stj, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Location:
    the real world
    The paranoia about shape shifting was already done. Doing it again with better FX doesn't seem that attractive.
     
  2. Base_Delta_Zero

    Base_Delta_Zero Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 4, 2004
    Location:
    Maine
    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.
     
  3. Aeon

    Aeon Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Location:
    Finland
    I totally agree.
     
  4. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    The F U state of TEXAS!
    2nd!:techman:
     
  5. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Oxford, PA

    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.
     
  6. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Location:
    Tacoma, Washington
    What? No Ben Grimm?

    ...

    ...what...?
     
  7. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    New York City
    casting of The Thing prequel

    http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/20351
     
  8. Pauln6

    Pauln6 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Location:
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    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.
     
  9. Vonstadt

    Vonstadt Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2003
    Location:
    Madison Square Garden : Let's Go Rangers!
    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?

    Vons
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  10. Teelie

    Teelie Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 1, 1999
    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.
     
  11. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    New York City
    Re: The Thing prequel - date


    The studio describes the thriller as follows:
    Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

    Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.

    When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=67054
     
  12. Reverend

    Reverend Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Location:
    UK
    On the one hand it sort of spoils the suspense when you know only two (rather clumsy) Norwegian guys are going to make to the end but on the other hand, it'll be interesting to see how that one guy gets pinned to the door by a shovel...
     
  13. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Well, we assume that everyone dies at the end, but I suppose some people could escape from the Norwegian base. Not that I expect that to happen.
     
  14. Teelie

    Teelie Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 1, 1999
    It is always possible some people do escape. The American base we saw wouldn't know there were other survivors who got away which opens up a sequel to The Thing that you know they'll do if this is a success. Afterall, the only survivors we knew of were speaking Norwegian and may not have known there were others or had a chance to alert others.
     
  15. Dark Dreamer

    Dark Dreamer Ensign Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    I would much rather have a sequel than prequel. Though I guess I should be glad that it is not a remake. Could you imagine the awesome creature effects from the original film being replaced with CGI?
     
  16. Base_Delta_Zero

    Base_Delta_Zero Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 4, 2004
    Location:
    Maine
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the only good news I've heard about this thing so far, but can her hotness overcome the fact that prequels suck?
     
  17. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 1999
    Location:
    Switzerland
    It is a remake disguised as a prequel. And we don't have to imagine these creature effects done in CGI, that's what we'll get whether we like it or not.
     
  18. Wynterhawk

    Wynterhawk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain


    Thank you!

    I love this movie, please don't *(#0 with it! :scream:
     
  19. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    New York City
  20. saturn5

    saturn5 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Much rather see a sequal where global warming uncovers the ship once more and McCready makes his way back to the antarctic to confront the second pilot