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"The Thing" Prequel Thaws In March

By Garth Franklin Monday January 4th 2010 03:54AM

Pre-production is slated to kick off in March on Universal Pictures' prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic "The Thing" reports Production Weekly.

The story will deal with the initial dredging up out of the ice of the shape-shifting alien life form by researchers at a Norwegian Antarctic facility.

Matthijs Van Hejningen helms the new film from a script by Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer. Shooting runs from March till June in Toronto.

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