Heat Vision says that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton will star in Universal’s The Thing, the latest take on the shape-shifting alien who terrorizes a group of people.
Matthijs Van Heijningen is directing the the film, which was written by Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer. Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are producing.
Winstead will play a Ph.D. candidate who joins a Norwegian research team in Antarctica after it discovers an alien ship in the ice. When a trapped organism is freed and begins a series of attacks, she is forced to team with a blue-collar mercenary helicopter pilot (Edgerton) to stop the rampage.
The movie starts shooting on March 15 in Toronto.