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The Thing prequel rated R for "strong creature violence and gore"

Jun. 1, 2011by: Alex DiVincenzo

We haven't heard much about THE THING, Universal's prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic of the same name, in the last six months or so. While we await more as the October 14 release date draws closer, the Classification And Rating Administration reports that the film has received its rating:

Rated R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language.

Strong creature violence and gore? Sign me up! The flick is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. off a script by Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer. It stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (below), Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Eric Christian Olsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Kim Bubbs.

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.

Extra Tidbit: How do you feel about this one?
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12:10PM on 06/01/2011
Soooo, they added a woman and kept the EXACT SAME SCRIPT as the other one, even right down to the pilot being the hero. I had hopes for this as it would have been sweet to see the Norwegian team go down and have it end where Carpenter's began, but now....forget it. It'll be a rental unless some of the reviews are incredible but the fact they are trying to pass off a remake as a prequel is pretty sad. Probably because they KNEW people would be pissed if they did a straight up remake....which
Soooo, they added a woman and kept the EXACT SAME SCRIPT as the other one, even right down to the pilot being the hero. I had hopes for this as it would have been sweet to see the Norwegian team go down and have it end where Carpenter's began, but now....forget it. It'll be a rental unless some of the reviews are incredible but the fact they are trying to pass off a remake as a prequel is pretty sad. Probably because they KNEW people would be pissed if they did a straight up remake....which apparently they have.
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12:36PM on 06/01/2011
If this was an ACTUAL prequel I may have been excited, plus I'm a Mary Elizabeth Winstead fan...but I'm sorry, this is NOT a prequel - it's a damn remake. If this was ACTUALLY a prequel they should have played with the script more and...idk...MAYBE CHANGE THE DAMN TITLE!
If this was an ACTUAL prequel I may have been excited, plus I'm a Mary Elizabeth Winstead fan...but I'm sorry, this is NOT a prequel - it's a damn remake. If this was ACTUALLY a prequel they should have played with the script more and...idk...MAYBE CHANGE THE DAMN TITLE!
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1:43PM on 06/01/2011

Hell yeah

Marc Abraham and Eric Newman ( producers actualy talked n convinced Universal to create a prequel instead of a remake. Saying that "it would be like paiing a mustache on the Mona Lisa" Gotta like that about these guys. And that they are not goin full CGI, They actually used animatronics and used like 32 mm film instead of digital So I have lots of hope for this. I am a huge Carpenter fan and think "The Thing is at the top of his list. The early set shots looked straight outa the original
Marc Abraham and Eric Newman ( producers actualy talked n convinced Universal to create a prequel instead of a remake. Saying that "it would be like paiing a mustache on the Mona Lisa" Gotta like that about these guys. And that they are not goin full CGI, They actually used animatronics and used like 32 mm film instead of digital So I have lots of hope for this. I am a huge Carpenter fan and think "The Thing is at the top of his list. The early set shots looked straight outa the original film,...We'll see. I want this to be good so bad,..fingers crossed
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8:26PM on 06/01/2011
Im remaining neutral on this one until I see more. I was kinda hoping for another testosterone-fueled guy massacre flick
(like the old one) but adding some young chick to the mix dosent sit right with me for some reason. Normally I dont care about that kind of stuff, but this particular title bothers me. guess we'll see
Im remaining neutral on this one until I see more. I was kinda hoping for another testosterone-fueled guy massacre flick
(like the old one) but adding some young chick to the mix dosent sit right with me for some reason. Normally I dont care about that kind of stuff, but this particular title bothers me. guess we'll see
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