Having already done a Halloween revival together, Blumhouse and John Carpenter are apparently looking at another iconic Carpenter movie to get the same treatment. A 1982 classic – The Thing.
You all know the story. An Antarctic research team at an isolated base finds their contained setting infiltrated by an alien parasite that can imitate other life forms. As they fall victim one by one, fear and paranoia blend with chills and gore to ratchet up the suspense.
On Saturday on a panel for the Fantasia International Film Festival the original director, John Carpenter, revealed the plans.
He was asked if he and Jason Blum had discussed any other projects and he responded:
“I think he’s going to be working on The Thing… rebooting The Thing. I’m involved with that. Maybe down the road.”
Carpenter declined to give any more details and would not be drawn on whether it’s a remake, a reboot or a sequel. There was a prequel in 2011 that didn’t go too well.
The movie itself is a remake of a 1950’s shocker The Thing From Another World. That movie is based upon the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There?, so it’s not like it is an original, untouchable work.