The Thing:Fangoria has learned that the Sci Fi Channel's upcoming remake of John Carpenter's The Thing is not a remake at all, but rather a sequel to the 1982 horror flick...

Fango has learned that this THING is not a remake after all. Sources close to the redux tell Fango that the new THING will be a sequel to the Carpenter film! It should be noted that, after the success of SCREAM in 1996, ’82 THING producer David Foster (returning for the miniseries) mulled over the idea of doing a new take on the story with a "hip, young cast." However, this approach is unlikely to be picked up for the 21st-century cable edition. Stay tuned.
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