The Thing Claims Its First Prequel Victims

The prequel film for John Carpenter's The Thing starts filming next month with newcomer actors Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Winstead. But does the audience really care what happened to the science team before the monster ran into Kurt Russell?

Matthijs Van Heijningen is directing the film which was penned by Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore, and rewritten a few times since then.

According to the Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, 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 gets loose and begins a series of attacks, she's forced to team with a blue-collar mercenary helicopter pilot (Edgerton) to stop the rampage.

[THR]