About his prequel to The Thing
Eric Heissere, one of the writers on The Thing prequel, was grilled about its relation to John Carpenter’s The Thing. And I do believe he’s told us what we’ve finally been waiting to hear.
“If we can pull this off, this movie will work perfectly [as] the first half of a double feature. So that the last shot of this film will be two Norwegians and a chopper chasing after a dog. And you can plug in Carpenter’s film and they will both feel and look as they have been made around the same time.”
I think that’s what some of us were wondering, right? How it was going to end. If it was going to end properly… Because if it concluded any other way, many fans were going to balk at the whole idea of doing a prequel. Color me curious.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Jonathan Lloyd Walker star in the film which is filming in Canada under the direction of Matthijs van Heijningen.