Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton Take on The Thing

Matthijs Van Heijningen is directing this project.
BYEvan Jacobs | February 8th, 2010

"Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton join The Thing remakeHeat Vision reports that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton are going to star in Universal's new remake of The Thing.

In 1982 John Carpenter made a version of The Thing starring Kurt Russell. The film was a contemporary remake of 1951's The Thing From Another World. That version was directed by Howard Hawks. All the films are derived from a 1938 short story, "Who Goes There?" that was published by Astounding Magazine.

Matthijs Van Heijningen is going to direct this movie from a screenplay by Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer.

Winstead will be playing a Ph.D. candidate who comes aboard a Norwegian research team in Antarctica after it discovers an alien ship in the ice. A trapped organism gets freed and engages in a series of attacks. Winstead is forced to team with a mercenary helicopter pilot (Edgerton) to contain the rampage.

The movie will start shooting March 15 in Toronto.

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