Matthijs Van Heijningen to Helm ‘The Thing’ Remake

New film to be based on John Carpenter's seminal 1982 version.
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Matthijs Van Heijningen to Helm ‘The Thing’ Remake

Variety reports that Universal has tapped Matthijs Van Heijningen for The Thing remake. The film is to be based on the seminal movie created by John Carpenter in 1982.

This new version will take place in a Norwegian camp and it will examine how the mysterious "shape-shifting alien was first discovered and overcame the inhabitants of that camp."

Ron Moore will be writing the screenplay.

The reboot will be based on the John W. Campbell Jr. short story Who Goes There. This was also the basis of the John Carpenter film and the 1951 Howard Hawks movie .

The Thing was released October 14th, 2011.

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  • wpnx0351 • 6 years ago

    WTF??!!! I would go w/ prequel!!! Why would they re-boot The Thing?? I hated the re-booted Halloween!!! No scare in that movie at all. Hope that doesn't happen here!!!

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    • wonderwomyn74 • 6 years ago

      Why are they referring this new version to a remake if the story is going to be about when the aliens were first discovered before it ended up at the camp from the original movie? Shouldn't they be calling it a prequel instead?

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      • chad-vital • 6 years ago

        Yeah I was thinking that too Messiah, I was like "I don't f*cking speak Norwegian" lol jm I hope the movie isn't all subtitles. Or "swedes" as Kurt Russell called 'em lol :)

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        • chad-vital • 6 years ago

          lol Zzz asking where Cell is and then here he comes "another dman remake!"

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          • messiahbolical • 6 years ago

            If it's a prequel and focuses on the Norwegians...does that mean the whole movie will be in subtitles? lol...

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            • 2movieguys • 6 years ago

              CHRIST!! ANOTHER DMAN REMAKE!! I hope John Carpenter is not selling out again!??!

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              • jmt1000000 • 6 years ago

                This is just going to suck!

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                • zanyzap • 6 years ago

                  Where's Cell....

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                  • kirkepsilon • 6 years ago

                    Doesn't matter. Sounds like it'll suck either way. Remake? Prequel? Who cares? It won't be better that John Carpenters version

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                    • chronic • 6 years ago

                      OKKKKKK

                      Told you guy from the start its a remake.

                      It basically to put it a remake of a remake in the perspective of a prequel.

                      Well that in one word 'Sucks' because we know everyone dies in the end.

                      They are basically rebooting / remaking the film but using the story that opened The Thing, which was what happened before the team got there. Which really isn't that all interesting.

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                      • diaigma • 6 years ago

                        Hard pressed to make this comparable to the 82 version.

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                        • draktyr • 6 years ago

                          This new version will take place in a Norwegian camp and it will examine how the mysterious "shape-shifting alien was first discovered and overcame the inhabitants of that camp."

                          Sounds more prequel than sequel. The Norwegian camp was only briefly shown in the original.

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                          • annoyingfilmcritic • 6 years ago

                            A PREQUEL would be interesting with today's level of effects.

                            Carpenter's '82 remake is a masterpiece that still resonates chills today. Mind blowing.

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                            • shelley • 6 years ago

                              If this 'prequel' or story 'reboot' does well, they will probably remake the 1982 movie.

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                              • kirkepsilon • 6 years ago

                                Prequel. Still say they should make the sequel. Most prequels these days blow chunks. Just like Underworld 3 there won't be much to intrigue me about this project. You already know what's going to happen.

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                                • butteredtoast • 6 years ago

                                  i hope there be guns!!!

                                  killerman my biotch!!! LOOL!!!

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                                  • buriblazing • 6 years ago

                                    nice!

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                                    • killerman200 • 6 years ago

                                      This sounds more like a prequel than a remake.

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                                      • dani83 • 6 years ago

                                        Isn't it easier just to copy a movie's plot and hope people don't notice the resemblance? At least they would get rid of the "remake" label that everybody hates...

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                                        • teesterx • 6 years ago

                                          A remake of a remake? I knew this was going to happen sooner or later.

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