Based on a screenplay by Ronald D. Moore
Apparently, the prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing, which Shock last reported on back in March (here) will start shooting in a few months in Toronto according to Production Weekly who posted on their Twitter feed:
“Universal’s prequel to John Carpenter’s classic thriller “The Thing,” is due to begin filming March and continue till June in Toronto.”
Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, Jr. from a screenplay by “Battlestar Galactica” exec. producer Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer (The Nightmare on Elm Street remake), the prequel is supposed to be an earlier story about the mutation that attacks the Norwegian base from Carpenter’s movie.
There’s no word whether Universal is producing this movie for a theatrical release, because they have often done sequels and prequels specifically for release on DVD and Blu-Ray. (UPDATE: We’ve heard from a Universal rep that this prequel is definitely meant for a theatrical release!) One can expect cast will be announced in the next few weeks.
Source: Production Weekly