Release Date Set for Universal’s ‘The Thing’ Prequel

Universal Pictures has announced an April 29, 2011 release for The Thing, the Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. directed “prequel” to John Carpenter’s classic from 1982. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Dennis Storhøi, the action takes place in a remote Antarctica outpost, an alien spaceship is discovered far beneath the ice. When a group of ambitious scientists decide to thaw out one of the creatures inside, they’re in for the terrifying fight of their lives.