I honestly didn't have the chance to watch the movie, "The Thing" but based on it's popularity - I dare say the prequel of the Thing, come on theaters this October is going to be as great as the first "The Thing" movie given the technology we now have nowadays.
This 2011, comes, well a flashback, a prequel in its most standard form, The upcoming Prequel of The Thing. The Thing Movie 2011 is starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Jonathan Lloyd Walker, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
The Thing Prequel Plot:
"Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to Antarctica for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.
When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish."
From the creators of Dawn of the Dead, Thing movie is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen slated on October 14, 2011!