‘The Thing’ Prequel Details & Script Review

John Carpenter’s The Thing is one of his many classic, masterpieces. Skepticism erupted when a prequel was announced because… well, most just assume it’ll blow. Want to know if the script blows? Corona Coming Attractions got their hands on the screenplay written Ronald D. Moore. Matthijis van Heijningen (Dutch commercial director) will direct, even if only 0.5% of America will be able to pronounce his name.

“Alas, if there’s a major flaw in Moore’s story it’s that it doesn’t add anything new. We’ve seen this same story played out in the Carpenter movie; we watch the characters discover what the threat is they’re up against and then paranoia sets in amongst them as they freak out about who’s not really human anymore. The Thing’s goals aren’t any different in the prequel than the first film, which are to get out of isolation and absorb everything on the planet. There’s flamethrowers, sticks of dynamite and a snowstorm to cut off the base from the rest of the world. Ironically, in every way Moore’s Thing movie is perfect imitation of its originator when it’s really a franchise reboot that comes looking and sounding like it’s a prequel.”

Read the full review here.

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