mk_ultra wrote:For the record , I am not happy about this .
The 82 version is one of my favorite films of all time .
The practical effects are amazing , seeing that done with digital does not fill me with hope .
And for fucks sake , they replaced Baddass Alcoholic Helicopter Pilot with Sexy Lady Scientist . Lame .
Well it is technically a prequel, so the did not replace anyone. I will agree that a remake of the 82 version is not needed, that one was brilliant.
I am not bothered by it since they are telling the story of the Norwegians.
Is this film a remake of the 1982 film "The Thing"?
No. This film will actually serve as a prequel to the 1982 movie The Thing (itself a remake of the 1951 classic The Thing from Another World) as the film will detail the events that took place in the Norwegian camp from that film. According to the screenwriter, painstaking care has been taken to assure that the prequel will take into account all the details about the Norwegians and their camp as seen in the original movie. The movie will end approximately where the original film begins. The reason the movie has the same title as the first film is because the filmmakers felt that adding a subtitle such as "The Thing: Begins", "The Thing: Origins" and so forth, did not sound as reverential as just simply naming it "The Thing". If you look up any of the proposed and existing "Thing" projects they all have "The Thing" as their title. Unfortunately, this confuses a lot of the public audience, but that's the title Universal wants. One could also see it tying into the idea of the Thing, which is indistinguishable from whatever it directly pertains to. An identical title, which confuses viewers, much as the creature itself does.