Shooting of additional scenes behind THE THING’s delay

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
November 16th, 2010

Apparently not all is wrong over in Universal’s world with regards to their upcoming prequel to John Carpenter’s classic, THE THING.

Over the weekend, we found out that the film had lost its release date to Universal’s upcoming film, FAST FIVE, and was not able to be given a new one. Speculation ran rampant, and thanks to HitFix, we now know that it may not be the worst thing in the world.

The outlet recently sat down with producer Marc Abraham, who said that the project was simply set to head back in front of cameras, “to enhance existing sequences or to make crystal clear a few story beats or to add punctuation marks to the film’s feeling of dread.” Sounds fine to me.

Personally, I think the idea of something like reshoots or new additional shooting is often paired with bad vibes, but here, I think it may ultimately work for the film’s betterment. The film looked quite interesting based on the teaser we got during New York Comic-Con, and while it may not be the best news in the world, it does show that Universal is really working to make this film the very best it can be.

Don’t be shocked if the film finds a release date soon, more than likely landing somewhere in the summer, or (hopefully) the early fall.

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