THE THING gets its first poster

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
July 11th, 2011

The film hits theaters in October

Director Matthijs van Heijningen has yet to release a full-length feature, but that’ll change once THE THING arrives in theaters. Slowly but surely, we’ll be seeing more about the horror flick. For now, however, this new one-sheet, which can be viewed after the break, serves as our main enticement.

The film, a prequel of sorts to John Carpenter’s 1982 feature, hits theaters on October 14 and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD) and Joel Edgerton (the upcoming drama WARRIOR).

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The film arrives in October

Check out the film’s official synopsis below, courtesy of the remake’s Facebook page:

“Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being.  It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller THE THING, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region 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.

THE THING serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (DAWN OF THE DEAD).”

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