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Thing gets remade

11.17.2006by: Ammon Gilbert
There are news items that are insane, and then there's this: Strike Entertainment & Universal Pictures has signed up 'Battlestar Galactica' exec-producer Ronald D. Moore to pen the remake of John Carpenter's THE THING!!!

This being the billionth unnecessary remake of the year may also be the most ridiculous and stupid remake idea yet. I really can't see where they could improve on- the original's a f*cking classic, everything from the score to the tension to the special effects- Carpenter did top notch work and now some A-hole wants to remake it? Was I the only one who saw THE FOG remake? Carpenter just can't be remade!

According to Variety, the remake will be more of a 'companion piece' to the original, instead of a word-for-word remake. In which I say, F*ck that noise! If it's not a remake, it's a sequel- doesn't matter if you're re-imagining it or going a different direction, if it's the same story, it's a remake! What's even more ironic is that Carpenter's THE THING was a remake of sorts to the Howard Hawk's 1951 classic THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD. So really, they want to do a remake of a remake... bugh...

What's your thoughts on this? Do you love or hate the idea of remaking such a flawless sci-fi/horror classic? I really don't see where there could be improvements, and considering the track record of Carpenter remakes, I'm stating for the record that this is a very bad idea. Stick around for more updates and info regarding the useless remake of THE THING as we hear it!
Source: Variety

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12:32PM on 11/27/2006

Some Serious Bullshit

Fucking Bullshit. I hate Hollywood! Why would they do this? I think if we rant long enough they'll stop. No one SEE THIS!
Fucking Bullshit. I hate Hollywood! Why would they do this? I think if we rant long enough they'll stop. No one SEE THIS!
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4:51PM on 11/20/2006

seriously...

This is enough. Where is the logic of remaking an amazing movie that stands the test of time in all categories:story,acting,special effects,score. I can't wait to see the video-game CGI monsters theey come up with. Plus, who the fuck are you gonna get to be better than Kurt Russell and Keith David??? Dumb ass shit...i hope they get Uwe Boll to direct and Dane Cook to star....this is beyond gay.
This is enough. Where is the logic of remaking an amazing movie that stands the test of time in all categories:story,acting,special effects,score. I can't wait to see the video-game CGI monsters theey come up with. Plus, who the fuck are you gonna get to be better than Kurt Russell and Keith David??? Dumb ass shit...i hope they get Uwe Boll to direct and Dane Cook to star....this is beyond gay.
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4:25PM on 11/19/2006

BOYCOTT!! BOYCOTT!!!!

I say boycott this film and any other pointless remake or sequel. There going to keep making them as long as people go pay to see them. Encourage your friends to boycott them as well. That goes for computer animated movies about talking animals too.
I say boycott this film and any other pointless remake or sequel. There going to keep making them as long as people go pay to see them. Encourage your friends to boycott them as well. That goes for computer animated movies about talking animals too.
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5:49PM on 11/17/2006

I give up

"The Thing" remake will be another in the long line of reasons why I've virtually given up on Hollywood. I used to be the kind of person who went to see 30-40 movies a year in theaters and spent around $200 every Christmas, Easter and birthday on DVDs. Now I quit going to the theaters all together, I rarely buy DVDs and the movies I get from my Netflicks are usually pre-2004 or foreign if they were made in the last two years. I just can't stomach what Hollywood is doing anymore. When they're
"The Thing" remake will be another in the long line of reasons why I've virtually given up on Hollywood. I used to be the kind of person who went to see 30-40 movies a year in theaters and spent around $200 every Christmas, Easter and birthday on DVDs. Now I quit going to the theaters all together, I rarely buy DVDs and the movies I get from my Netflicks are usually pre-2004 or foreign if they were made in the last two years. I just can't stomach what Hollywood is doing anymore. When they're not butchering a great movie with some lame remake they're dragging the name of a great novel/comicbook through the mud in an 'adapation' despite the fact the projects rarely resemble their source matrial. Why? Because Hollywood only cares about the naming rights. Most of these films come about from a pre-existing project that some studio head felt was remarkably simular to *insert title*. All it amounts to is another way for Hollywood to lure in consumers for their substandard products by using the title of beloved [link]
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3:58PM on 11/17/2006

Worst. Idea. Ever.

I'm generally forgiving of remakes. I like the remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead, and the Hills Have Eyes. I dont even mind The Hitcher being remade. But The Thing is basically flawless. You can never be better than the Carpenter version. This is the dumbest idea I've heard in awhile.
I'm generally forgiving of remakes. I like the remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead, and the Hills Have Eyes. I dont even mind The Hitcher being remade. But The Thing is basically flawless. You can never be better than the Carpenter version. This is the dumbest idea I've heard in awhile.
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3:17PM on 11/17/2006

Stick it up your arse.

It seems every classic horror movie ever made is getting the remake treatment.

You just know this remake will be a pathetic pile of shit and not worth the entrance fee.

Another miserable step backwards for the genre.
It seems every classic horror movie ever made is getting the remake treatment.

You just know this remake will be a pathetic pile of shit and not worth the entrance fee.

Another miserable step backwards for the genre.
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12:33PM on 11/17/2006

Shove it!

Both this remake and The Hitcher remake can kiss my white ass! BOOOOO! Thumbs down, middle finger up!
Both this remake and The Hitcher remake can kiss my white ass! BOOOOO! Thumbs down, middle finger up!
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12:27PM on 11/17/2006

Blasphemy!

Carpenter's The Thing is not only a masterpiece of a horror movie, with an ensemble cast that work together so well that it'd be damn near impossible to replicate, but it is also the last great non-CGI horror movie.

Rob Bottin's effects (and not forgetting Stan Winston's contributions) are simply jaw-dropping, and there's no way in hell that they can be replicated in any way by CGI. These suckers actually look REAL!

This is such a bad idea on so many levels. I know I was against the
Carpenter's The Thing is not only a masterpiece of a horror movie, with an ensemble cast that work together so well that it'd be damn near impossible to replicate, but it is also the last great non-CGI horror movie.

Rob Bottin's effects (and not forgetting Stan Winston's contributions) are simply jaw-dropping, and there's no way in hell that they can be replicated in any way by CGI. These suckers actually look REAL!

This is such a bad idea on so many levels. I know I was against the remakes (sorry, reimaginings) of Dawn and TCM, and they both turned out pretty good (well, I liked 'em!), but this is something entirely different.

As with The Omen, Psycho and The Wicker Man, there are some movies that are simply perfect the first time around, and no matter who you cast in them or which hot-shot writer you draft in, there's no way to top them.

Yeah, I'll see this, but only to see what a clusterf*ck they're going to make of it (and I just dare them to attempt it without CGI like the original, c'mon guys, step up.....)
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12:24PM on 11/17/2006

Fuck that.

THIS IS THE WORST IDEA EVER...WE NEED TO GET ORGANISED AND DO SOMETHING AGAINST THAT.
THIS IS THE WORST IDEA EVER...WE NEED TO GET ORGANISED AND DO SOMETHING AGAINST THAT.
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12:07PM on 11/17/2006

SCREW THAT

Are you f**king kidding me? This is bullsh*t!
I'm starting a boycot of this film right now!
Who's comming with me?
Are you f**king kidding me? This is bullsh*t!
I'm starting a boycot of this film right now!
Who's comming with me?
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11:52AM on 11/17/2006

This bites

I've been a huge fan of The Thing since I don't know when. I have a copy on dvd and on vhs and I still watch the movie often. The special effects and score are flawless... Here's an idea for a horror movie: a psychopath who kills every producer / director etc who wants to remake a movie!
I've been a huge fan of The Thing since I don't know when. I have a copy on dvd and on vhs and I still watch the movie often. The special effects and score are flawless... Here's an idea for a horror movie: a psychopath who kills every producer / director etc who wants to remake a movie!
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10:20AM on 11/17/2006

bullshit

the thing is probably one of my favorite horror movies, the effects are flawless and remaking it can only mean one thing, shitty CGI effects which will completely ruin it. Hollywood needs to get their own god damn ideas and stop remaking classic movies, it's getting old fast.
the thing is probably one of my favorite horror movies, the effects are flawless and remaking it can only mean one thing, shitty CGI effects which will completely ruin it. Hollywood needs to get their own god damn ideas and stop remaking classic movies, it's getting old fast.
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