Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

THE THING: prequel

Old 09-07-06, 11:55 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
gerrythedon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Inglewood, Ca.
Posts: 6,934
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
THE THING: prequel

The Thing Prequel coming !

Now this is very nice news. Strike Entertainment ("Dawn of the Dead" remake) are planning a prequel to John Carpenter's "The Thing". According to our colleagues from 'Fangoria' the company is searching for a writer (or writers) to pen the screenplay. In my opinion a prequel to the story is a much better idea then the TV miniseries remake Sci Fi planned some years ago (does anyone know what happened to it?). Not as cool as a sequel, but still nice.

I really love "The Thing" and hope they go with cool animatronic effects and get a good director. I don't want to see cheap CGI stuff, i want slimy, disgusting monsters and great craftsmansship once again. Well, how about John Carpenter and Rob Bottin teaming up again? They managed to make a classic once, they would be able to make another one. And just as a hint, i'm sure Vincent Guastini (interview) also would love to do the SFX. He's one of the biggest "The Thing" fans i know. In case you missed it, you can read my review, and in case you still haven't seen the movie yet, go get the DVD. Now!

MOVIESONLINE.ca
Old 09-08-06, 12:10 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JumpCutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: south of heaven
Posts: 13,540
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Considering the storyline of Carpenter's 'The Thing', I'm wondering how exactly a prequel would work. Would it be connected in any way or would it just be an earlier visit to earth by 'The Thing' kind of rehashing roughly the same events, in a different time and place?
I agree that if they proceed I'd prefer actual physical effects. Bottin's work is of course, legendary.
I have a feeling a lot of CGI would be used in any sort of prequel/sequel.
Old 09-08-06, 12:11 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sitting on a beach, earning 20%
Posts: 9,917
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This doesn't sound like a good idea.
Old 09-08-06, 12:24 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Madison, WI ("77 square miles surrounded by reality")
Posts: 30,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Perhaps it would consist of "The Thing's" ship crashing into the ice followed by 100,000 years (or whatever it was, I forget) of its sitting there until it was discovered by the Norwegians.

I can certainly see the potential.

Please, leave this great classic alone!
Old 09-08-06, 12:35 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Spiderbite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 13,429
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
I always felt that John Carpenter's The Thing seemed more of a sequel than a remake of The Thing From Another Planet. So in my opinion, there was already a prequel. Leave it alone.
Old 09-08-06, 12:43 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 33,887
Received 15 Likes on 13 Posts
Yeah, leave it alone before they turn it into a CG crapfest.
Old 09-08-06, 12:50 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,999
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Like the 50's version, I think Carpenter's version strayed too far (in it's own way) from the source material, John W. Campbell's "Who Goes There". I'd like to see someone go back and do that.

And while we're at it, I'd also like someone to do Bates "Farewell to the Master," the source for Day the Earth Stood Still. Good movie, but a better story.
Old 09-08-06, 02:38 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Very far away..
Posts: 4,498
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by movielib
Please, leave this great classic alone!
Well it's a prequel not a remake so technically they are leaving it alone.
Old 09-08-06, 02:40 AM
  #9  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Camp Taji,Iraq/Brandon, Fl
Posts: 217
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I guess this will end all that talk about the Sci Fi Channell remake or sequel. Wonder whatever happened to that talk of doing a new version that stuck real close to the book?
Old 09-08-06, 02:50 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 8,086
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Since the Thing was a remake anyways, you people should be less hurt about a prequel. Although I hear Strike is gonna come to your house and cgi over the effects on your dvd copies.
Old 09-08-06, 03:26 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,505
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Watch it be PG-13 too and star some "actors" for the CW.

Seriously, just leave The Thing alone. Go prequelize something else.
Old 09-08-06, 08:57 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Times Square
Posts: 12,133
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Eric D.
Go prequelize something else.
Coming Soon! "THE VOID" - a lot happened before Adam and Eve arrived in Eden!
Old 09-08-06, 09:25 AM
  #13  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 70,870
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Maybe they'll throw us all for a loop and the film will be about the development of the chess game that Kurt Russell plays.
Old 09-08-06, 09:28 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cheatin' bitch
Old 09-08-06, 09:30 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,199
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Eric D.
Watch it be PG-13 too and star some "actors" for the CW.
I'm hoping for Busta Rymes or Fitty.
Old 09-08-06, 02:21 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rampaging across DVDTalk.
Posts: 4,046
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A prequel is actually a good idea for this series and would be much more interesting than a sequel. Of course, it all depends on who is at the helm.
Old 09-08-06, 02:55 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
joeblow69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Palm Springs
Posts: 9,450
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
Originally Posted by movielib
Perhaps it would consist of "The Thing's" ship crashing into the ice followed by 100,000 years (or whatever it was, I forget) of its sitting there until it was discovered by the Norwegians.
Maybe the ship that the Thing crashed in wasn't really the Thing's ship? The prequel could follow the story of human-ish aliens on a starship travelling the galaxy, and accidently pick up the Thing hitchhiker, who kills off everyone, except for the last guy, who thinks he can kill the Thing by crashing it into earth.
Old 09-08-06, 03:27 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Madison, WI ("77 square miles surrounded by reality")
Posts: 30,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by joeblow69
Maybe the ship that the Thing crashed in wasn't really the Thing's ship? The prequel could follow the story of human-ish aliens on a starship travelling the galaxy, and accidently pick up the Thing hitchhiker, who kills off everyone, except for the last guy, who thinks he can kill the Thing by crashing it into earth.
I'd pay to see that!
Old 09-08-06, 03:36 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,388
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The entire movie would be about the two Norwegians chasing that dog and their struggle to stay alive. It's more of a heart warming story about two friends and an evil dog.

When people rewatch 'The Thing' they will feel the sadness when one friend blows up the other friend and other get's shot in the eyeball.
Old 09-08-06, 04:27 PM
  #20  
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 13,421
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BuddyRevell
The entire movie would be about the two Norwegians chasing that dog and their struggle to stay alive. It's more of a heart warming story about two friends and an evil dog.
Alive meets Eight Below?
Old 09-09-06, 12:33 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Update: BACK
Posts: 2,642
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Old 09-09-06, 08:06 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
FantasticVSDoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: No longer trapped
Posts: 11,610
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Eric D.
Watch it be PG-13 too and star some "actors" for the CW.

.
Well if they can get Kristen Bell naked in it, then Im all in...
Old 09-09-06, 11:35 AM
  #23  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 129
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Thing was and is still one of my top 3 Horror movies of all time and as everyone else know,it still hiolds up very well.

I agree with an earlier post,leave The Thing alone as it would be destroyed by the now today standard crapfest called CGI! The true masters of horror are the great makeup,creature creations and Rob Bottin is one of the best!
Old 09-09-06, 11:57 AM
  #24  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,348
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
It's not like they're remaking the movie or anything, so I really don't see how a prequel takes away from the original at all.

I can see a pretty kick ass movie being made based on what little we know about the Things back story. The discovery of the ship, the massacre of the Norwegians, etc.. I don't see why that can't be fleshed out more into a full length film.

Maybe my asshole just isn't puckered tight enough, I don't know.
Old 09-09-06, 12:45 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
DeputyDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 14,081
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Considering the cliff-hanger ending of John Carpenter's first movie, I would love to see a well made apocalyptic sequel.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.