New Clip Arrives For The Thing

As part of its fall movie preview, MTV.com has premiered a clip from The Thing, the Universal Pictures prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic.

As the word “prequel” suggests, director Matthijs Van Heijningen’s film focuses on the Norwegian scientific that finds an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice of Antarctica, well before the arrival of Kurt Russell and the other Americans. The Thing, which opens Oct. 14, stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen and Trond Espen Seim.

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.

 

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  • Coryjameson

    Oh my God. This movie sucks ass already. That clip was pure crap. What utterly incompetent film-making. How dare they sully the reputation of one of the truly great movies of all time.

  • Movieartman

    OK people before the hate comments start comming in THIS IS A PREQUEL they are allowed tro do things diffrently
    and while i think this could have been done better i will defend this scene in that
    this scene was taken from the original novel that inspired the movies ‘Who Goes There’
    that the full creature in its original form escapes, gets burned then the cast realizes that someone amug them may have been taken over

  • http://profiles.google.com/ufomediamatters Joseph Capp

    They have already ruined it. The original story “Who goes there” was a well thought out story with an intelligent alien that could duplicate itself to anything it could attach to. It’s sad how these films destroy a great plot and characters to do the “Alien” type movie again and again. You know something this idea that these people trained to be in isolation treated each other that way is nonsense. If that was true they wouldn’t need an aliens. John Carpenter destroyed “The Thing”
    Howard Hawks caught the real flavor of the book.
    Joe Capp