Matthijs Van Heijningen to Helm The Thing Remake

New film to be based on John Carpenter's seminal 1982 version.
BYEvan Jacobs | January 29th, 2009

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 Bold|The Thing From Another World.

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