Universal Pulls ‘The Thing’ From 2011 Release Slate

A super quick news brief as Universal Pictures has pulled their redo of John Carpenter’s The Thing from its April ’11 date and put a big, fat TBD in front of it. We’ll keep you posted when a new date comes in for the Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.-directed creature feature. In the thriller, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.
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