From the X Files Dept: Prequel to “The Thing” -The Early Years. This Time It’s Personal.


The image shows the opening scene being filmed by director Matthias van Heijningen Jr. where one of the actors proceeds down a long, dark haunted-house hallway inside the crashed alien spacecraft – only briefly glimpsed in the first movie – complete with curved, skeletal, almost diamond-shaped walls.

It's interesting to note that John Carpenter's original The Thing was not a box-office success upon its initial 1982 release. It was only after years of being discovered and re-discovered by fans and critics has it achieved its current lofty place in cinema history. Universal's decision to film a prequel is a refreshing change of pace from the current uninspired Hollywood trend of "reimagining" old classics.



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