Remake of The Thing to be a prequel

Producer Marc Abraham (Children Of Men, Slither; End Of Days) has revealed that the remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing he is to produce will be a prequel of sorts to the classic sci-fi horror. Speaking to Latino Review, Abraham said: “It’s going to be taking place in the same time frame… these are the … Continued

20070330thething.jpgProducer Marc Abraham (Children Of Men, Slither; End Of Days) has revealed that the remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing he is to produce will be a prequel of sorts to the classic sci-fi horror. Speaking to Latino Review, Abraham said: “It’s going to be taking place in the same time frame… these are the events leading up to the 1982 film.”

Whether it will reveal the nature of the shape-shifting alien’s origins or not remains unknown, but a prequel is certainly more appealing than an out-and-out remake. Abraham has his work cut out for him, though, if he is to come close to Carpenter’s original.