The Thing Prequel Gets Dated (Again)

Posted by Michael Sacco on Nov 26, 2010 in Cinema, Horror |

The Thing

The prequel film to John Carpenter’s The Thing was originally slated for an April 2011 release, but it just got bumped from that slot thanks to some reshoots. Thankfully, Universal decided not to just give up on the film entirely — it’s set to be released October 14th, 2011. Just in time for Halloween! Carpenter’s original film is a tense, claustrophobic horror classic, and the fact that the prequel is being handled by another director gives me cause for concern, but honestly I’m a little surprised it got made at all. Maybe there’s something here after all — and with a year until the release date, there’s enough time for the film to shapeshift into something compelling.

Michael Sacco is a freelance editor and writer, currently working as senior editor at WoW Insider.

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