In the prequel to the 1982 version, the alien parasite is first found by a Norwegian scientific team.
Release Date: October 14, 2011
Despite the fact that people from around the world go to Antarctica in the spirit of friendship and scientific cooperation (more or less), in the movies it is usually a setting for Something Bad That Is About to Happen.
The Thing has been made before. In the first go-round, it was The Thing from Another World in 1951. Three decades later, 1982, it was just The Thing and in the hands of John Carpenter. Now, another three decades later, 2011, it’s still The Thing, only constructed now to serve as a prelude and not a remake of Carpenter’s classic version.
There are no huge stars in this film. The closest is Mary Elizabeth Winstead, playing paleontologist Kate Lloyd who’s arrived in the desolate ice of Antarctica. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers the strange, nasty, parasitic creature that will hunt everyone across frozen wasteland.
We’ll be Smacking The Thing (2011) against The Thing (1982).