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…“