I’m not a fan of remaking a movie, unless the next person up can do a better job than the one previously. John Carpenter did an excellent job back in 1982 with his remake of the 1951 “The Thing from Another World,” and it’s held up really well over the years.Â However, H’wood being H’wood, everything is going to be remade, and that includes The Thing.
Matthijs Van Jeijningen is directing the new movie, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton will star in the update.
Winstead will play a Ph.D. candidate who joins a Norwegian research team in Antarctica after it discovers an alien ship in the ice. When a trapped organism is freed and begins a series of attacks, she is forced to team with a blue-collar mercenary helicopter pilot (Edgerton) to stop the rampage.
Those who have been following our Scott Pilgrim coverage already know that Winstead plays Romona Flowers in the upcoming Pilgrim flick.