Horror classic The Thing set for third remake
Horror classic The Thing is set for a third remake.
Originally based on John W. Campbell Jr. 1938's novella Who Goes There?, the story follows a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter the eponymous "Thing".
The Thing is a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that assimilates, then imitates other organisms, with deadly consequences...
The story was first put on the big screen in 1951 with The Thing from Another World, before being remade once again, far more successfully, by director John Carpenter in 1982, with star Kurt Russell.
A loose prequel and remake was released in 2011, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the lead role, but now the story is set for another go.
The new version, which will be overseen by horror hit factory Blumhouse, is planned to incorporate source material The Thing from Another World and The Thing as well as the novella, which has since been re-released with an expanded version, Frozen Hell, that features several additional chapters.