Joel Edgerton previously confirmed that the upcoming “The Thing” project at Universal Pictures is a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 original.
Now the Aussie actor has gone into more details over at ShockTillYouDrop.com, saying “Well, it’s a prequel and definitely the Norwegian base is modeled on the base you see in the Carpenter film. Being a prequel you’ll see a lot of tie-ins as to how the base comes to be the way it is in the Carpenter film, being so destroyed, and that evidence you see in the Carpenter film, We’ll get a glimpse into that.”
He adds that much of the reason for those close ties to the original are producers Eric Newman and Marc Abraham along with director Matthijs van Heijningen who “have such respect for the original film that they’re not trying to do a remake, they’re just trying to pay homage to the original and also do the right thing with what I think is a real cool way in to doing that, and revisiting the material.”
Filming began a week ago in Toronto.