Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Jonathan Walker,
Kim Bubbs, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
U.S. Opening Date: October 14th, 2011
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.
We loved the underappreciated 1982 John Carpenter
classic, but think a remake will be pointless. Want to know how the movie
ends? They all die . . . Why not a sequel instead as the Thing is let
loose on nearby New Zealand? We’d pay good money to see that!