During a recent interview with What's Playing, actor Joel Edgerton put any speculation to rest about what form the upcoming manifestation of The Thing will be, confirming that the film will in fact be a prequel story.

"Anyone who is a big fan of the John Carpenter version of The Thing knows that it starts on the American base station but the investigation of where the Thing has come from leads us to know something very bad has happened at the Norwegian base station and the prequel centres itself around there and what happened pre-Kurt Russell".

In the film, due to film in Vancouver, Edgerton plays Sam Carter a helicopter pilot who teams with a graduate student named Kate Lloyd (Winstead) to pursue an alien life form.

The film is set to star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.