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A Really Hot Babe Joins UNIVERSAL'S new THE THING thing...

Hey folks, Harry here - and over at The Hollywood Reporter's HeatVisionBlog.Com they're reporting that Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton are joining this new film to come from the great John W Campbell Jr's WHO GOES THERE? The first was the seminal THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD brought to us by Howard Hawks. Which inspired John Carpenter to read the original source - and then actually really adapt it into what I consider easily one of the greatest works of science fiction & horror. This new version begins with a script by some guy new to us Genre fans, named Ronald D Moore and Eric Heisserer. It will be directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. Who? Well we're kinda having to hold our breath on this. I don't know his work, but I can't help but root for him. The Gorgeous Winstead will be playing a Ph.D. candidate that is brought in once the Norwegian team discovers the Alien ship. She apparently teams up with Joel Edgerton once the shit hits the fan. I can't help but be nervous about this. I love THE THING. When I show off my screening set up, I tend to put THE THING on Blu Ray on, because it is such a beautiful film and disc. The film is going to be shooting up in Toronto on March 15th. I love the idea of a prequel set at the Norwegian research facility. BUT - I kinda loathe the idea of it having ANY U.S. characters. But, let's see how they're used. And... um... Rob Bottin's involved, right? Ahem, right? AHEM! RIGHT?

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