Thursday, January 29, 2009


Universal bringing back 'The Thing' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety: "Universal will add a new chapter to 'The Thing,' lining up another take on the paranoid horror classic most recently brought to the screen by John Carpenter in 1982.

Studio has set 'Battlestar Galactica' exec producer Ron Moore to write the script and commercials director Matthijs Van Heijningen to direct the re-imagining."


Todd Mason said...

Well, as with "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" vs. THEY LIVE, it'd be nice if someone filmed "Who Goes There?"

A man, as noted previously, can dream.

Anonymous said...

How can you improve on Carpenter or Hawks? Both of the original films are classics of science fiction / horror - but for completely different reasons.
Hollywood continues to eat its young.
Bryan Barrett

Randy Johnson said...

Bryan's correct. Two good movies have been made already. They need to quit screwing around and give us something new.

Anonymous said...


Ray Banks said...

Technically, Bryan, Hollywood continues to eat "Who Goes There?", because that's where they're starting from in this case, rather than either previous incarnation. I'm not saying it's going to be brilliant - I doubt it'll top the Carpenter version - but at least it's not Platinum Dunes making it.

Anonymous said...

The motto in Hollywood has always been "Never beat a dead horse, but always beat a live one."

Poor beast.