Greetings SF/Horror cinema lovers:
I recently rewatched my tape of The Thing From Another World [Howard Hawks], considered one of the greatest SF films of all time. In the process of doing my usual cinematic researches, I discovered that a prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing is due in theatres in October:
Taking place three days before the events of the John Carpenter film, paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across a crashed extraterrestrial spaceship buried in the ice of Antarctica. They discover a creature that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.
When an experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate joins the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing and imitating them one at a time, using its uncanny ability to mimic any life form it absorbs through digestion, and potentially reaching civilization.