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The Thing

Movie information

It's not human. Yet. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language.
Released on:
October 14, 2011  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
April 29, 2011

Production Companies:
Strike Entertainment, Morgan Creek
Distributors:
Universal Pictures

Status: Released

Cast:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jonathan Lloyd Walker

Director: Matthijs Van Heijningen

Screenwriter: Eric Heisserer

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-FiPrequel
About the film:
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.

"The Thing" serves as a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name.
Rated R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language.

Project Timeline:
Jun. 15, 2010: Release Date: April 29, 2011
Nov. 23, 2010: Release Date: October 14, 2011
Box Office: Opening weekend: $8.49 mil. (2996 theaters) |
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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Sherry – mmVsuUKsaxxVGbBGWa
January 11, 2012 - 07:56
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I much prefer inofrmative articles like this to that high brow literature.

Kaz – Dublin
September 11, 2011 - 15:36
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Luv the first film, pls pls don't mess with it. Ht cant they leave it lon god damn it, leave it alone I telly, just leave it be, stop messing with it, leave leave alone, ranks for that. Bye for now film buffs. Ta ta till next time. I'm going off for chocolate now and tea!

Sean hodges – Oregon
December 11, 2010 - 02:47
Subject: The Thing remake

STOP IT !!!
leave the film alone it is perfect the way it is.

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David – England
September 08, 2011 - 20:51
Subject: Re: The Thing remake

It's not a remake!!! It's about the Norwegian camp they found in the first movie!!!

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H – H
September 11, 2011 - 15:34
Subject: Re: The Thing remake