The thing from another world John Carpenter is working on the new edition of the horror classic

“The thing from another world”: John Carpenter is working on the new edition of the horror classic

“The Thing” from 1982 wasn’t a big box-office hit, but it’s still a cult today. Now there should be another reboot – and horror grandmaster John Carpenter is one of the party!

As part of the Fantasia International Film Festival, director, producer and screenwriter John Carpenter (“Halloween – Die Nacht des Horens”, “The Fog – Nebel des Horens”) chatted with his fans about his career and not only talked about projects from the past , but also surprised with some news.

Carpenter is currently working on the completion of the soundtrack for “Halloween Kills”, the sequel to the “Halloween” film from 2018. He also commented on a project that Jason Blum from Blumhouse is currently working on:

“I think he’s working on ‘The thing from another world’, he’s rebooting ‘The thing from another world’. I’m involved, maybe. Sometime.”

“I think he’s working on ‘The thing from another world’, he’s rebooting ‘The thing from another world’. I’m involved, maybe. Sometime.”

It is not yet clear whether this new project, which the industry magazine Variety has now confirmed, is a sequel or a prequel or actually a completely new edition.

That’s what “The Thing From Another World” is about

R. J. MacReady (Kurt Russell) and eleven other scientists work at a research station in Antarctica. During their explorations, they come across an abandoned, destroyed station and discover a deformed corpse that they want to take a closer look at. Something is wrong with the dead person and gradually inexplicable things are happening in the research facility …

Carpenter’s “The Thing from Another World” from 1982 is based on the book of the same name by John W. Campbell Jr. from 1938. With “Frozen Hell” the story was reissued and expanded in 2019 fmovies. So this new edition would be perfect for a reboot of Carpenter’s film.

Even more “The Thing”

There is of course no start date for the new “Das Ding aus Another World” (which, by the way, is simply called “The Thing” in the original). If you want to take a look at the book, you will find what you are looking for at Amazon *.

Also worth a look: The “The Thing” remake by director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. from 2011 * and the first novel adaptation from 1951 * by Christian Niby and Howard Hawks.

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