The Thing Remake. Er…I Mean “Re-Imagining”
Strike Entertainment and Universal Pictures will remake John Carpenter’s SF horror movie The Thing, with Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore writing the script, Variety reported. The 1982 original dealt with a shapeshifting creature from outer space that terrorizes researchers at an Antarctic station. That film in turn was a remake of the 1951 classic SF movie The Thing From Another World, which was adapted from the 1938 short story “Who Goes There?” by legendary SF author John W. Campbell Jr.
The producers said they consider the new film to be more “a companion piece” to the Carpenter film than a note-for-note remake.
My initial reaction here is “What for?” But then again, that was my initial reaction to the “re-imagining” of Battlestar Galactica before I became a convert, so what do I know? (That last one is a rhetorical question. :))
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