Production Weekly is reporting via Twitter that Universal Pictures will begin production in March on the prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic thriller The Thing. Production will begin in March in Toronto, and commence in June.

The screenplay, written by Ronald D. Moore, and rewritten by Eric Heisserer, tells the story of a shape-shifting alien that terrorizes researchers at a Norwegian Antarctic facility. Matthijs Van Hejningen is set to direct the sci-fi horror.