First Trailer for The Thing!

Source: MSN Video | Posted By: Dan Geer

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After months and months of hearing about the direct prequel to John Carpenter‘s The Thing, a trailer is finally available for the film – which is is also called The Thing for some strange reason. I really would like to hear the logic on this, since the trailer vaguely hints at the fact that it is a prequel, making this look more like a straight up remake for those not in the know (did I mention the title doesn’t help?). That aside, the trailer is actually quite awesome, not to mention terrifying. You can check it out after the jump!

Official Plot Synopsis:

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 original John Carpenter film from 1982 is one of my all-time favorite movies, and this trailer definitely makes the prequel feel like it could very well fit right in with what Carpenter already established nearly 30 year ago. I don’t expect it to be as good, but I am hoping that it will at least live up to the legacy of the original. Can’t wait to finally see this!

The Thing (2011), directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen, Kim Bubbs, Trond Espen Seim, Stig Henrik Hoff, Jonathan Walker, Carsten Bjørnlund, Davetta Sherwood, Jørgen Langhelle, Jan Gunnar Røise, Kristofer Hivju, Jo Adrian Haavind and Maria De Nancuva. The prequel hits theaters October 14th.

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