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[Random Cool] Want To See The Alternate Ending To ‘The Thing’ Remake?

Even though the movie sucked complete ass, the following is definitely Random Cool.

The boys at studioADI have shared a behind-the-scenes look at the 2011 The Thing remake/prequel directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. In the new video you’ll see what happens in the alternate ending to the film, which depicts an alien pilot to the discovered spacecraft.

The scripted ending to ‘The Thing (2011)’ featured Kate [played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead] inside the spacecraft, discovering the mummified remains of the pilot who first brought the craft to Earth, unleashing the Thing,” they explain. “A second pilot, still alive, attacks just as it mutates into a Thing version of itself. Shot but ultimately discarded in favor of a different direction, it gave us a great opportunity to design and build a unique alien life form and then push it into Thing territory when it changes.

A full size animatronic/rod puppet provided physical elements on stage with a planned CG counterpart to flesh out the action. Watch The Thing Tom Woodruff Jr On Fire to see fire elements that were shot for what would have been the death of the CG pilot! All that burnin’ and nothing to do with it…



  • djblack1313

    WOW! that’s fucking awesome! all these “what could have been…” with this movie is depressing. it really could have been a trillion times better if they went with these practical fx pieces.

  • divisionbell

    That creature is so much better than what they ended up with. Can’t help but feel like there was a really good version of the film at some point.

  • bambi_lives8980

    I saw this once when it came out, and I got the blu ray on sale the other day. I said it before and I’ll say it again, the only reason that this movie wasn’t great was the CGI. They did the special fx practically, then added CGI over it to “enhance” it, but actually killed it instead. The film itself, the lighting, plot, acting, mood not so much, but for the most part was good. You can’t expect a modern day version of prequel or sequel to be anywhere near as good as the original if you are a fan of the original, you just have to take it as it is. Yes, there are way too many remakes. But people get so butthurt when it’s not as good (and yes I’ll admit many are shit) but hey, the golden age of horror is over, did you really expect it to be great?

    Anyway now that I got that off my chest, the practical stuff in the film including this was awesome, they just completely covered it instead of mildly enhancing it with CG. So I’m sure even if this was in the movie, it wouldn’t have looked that great with CGI plastered over it, you wouldn’t have even been able to see any of the practical work over it (as was the case with all the FX in the film). However I really think the storyline that goes with that nding would’ve worked much better. I just find it funny that we just now heard about this because it sounds just like what they did with Prometheus.


    i’m fairly sure that all of this is on the bluray special features but i’m not dragging it out to check. god i wish they hadn’t smothered that movie with so much cgi

  • djblack1313

    putting all these videos on the BR/DVD showing them creating such amazing PRACTICAL fx pieces is tantamount to them teasing the viewer saying “NA NEE NA NEE NA NA. this is what could have been”. lol.

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