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The Thing Trailer Emerges

MSN Movies has the first trailer for The Thing, Universal Pictures’ prequel to the John Carpenter horror classic.

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.

Directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen, the film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen and Trond Espen Seim. It opens on Oct. 14.

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  • Dawnell_do

    Looks interesting.

  • Ryanc561

    It’s a prequel

  • Anonymous

    oh they sure found something alright, a piece of turd.

    thank you, i’m here all week.

  • Blazblue

    Looks alright, looks more like a remake than a prequel though

  • Coryjameson

    Thank the Gods that it’s rated R.

    They ruined Batman: The Dark Knight with the PG 13 rating and all the Joker antics that had to occur off-screen. Lame.