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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Tetris film becomes crazy story on the trail of Social Network

“Tetris” film becomes crazy story on the trail of “Social Network”

For years Hollywood has wanted to make a movie out of the video game “Tetris”. Instead of a long-planned sci-fi film with the famous little blocks, there is now a drama about the story behind the cult game – with “Kingsman” star Taron Egerton.

When David Fincher once announced that he would be making a Facebook film, the news about the project in the comment columns on film sites mostly contained very skeptical prophecies of doom. In the meantime, “The Social Network” is not only considered a modern classic, but also one of the best and most groundbreaking films of the 2010s.

Will it be similar with “Tetris”? At least that is what lead actor Taron Egerton hopes, who is now using the Fincher film as a comparison for “Tetris” in an interview with GQ Magazine and promises a “crazy true story”.

promises a “crazy true story”.

Taron Egerton as Henk Rogers

Egerton, known among others from the “Kingsman” series and as Elton John from “Rocketman”, embodies the computer game developer Henk Rogers in “Tetris”, who did not invent the cult game but made it popular. He acquired the license for game consoles from the actual inventor, a Russian, and was then responsible for ensuring that the block-puzzle game appeared on the Game Boy and began its triumphant advance.

The “crazy but true” story of how Henk Rogers got the license is now to be told by “Tetris” and that should be pretty crazy. As mentioned in the GQ article about Egerton, the Russian secret service KGB plays a role.

How Henk Rogers got the license, “Tetris” will now tell

The comparison with “The Social Network” uttered by the main actor himself should also be due to the fact that a legal dispute should also play a major role in “Tetris” XMOVIES 8. One such raged for years – among other things between the video game giants Atari and Nintendo.

The “Tetris” film is to be shot from the beginning of 2021; a possible cinema release would then be conceivable in the so-called Oscar season at the end of 2021.

The “Tetris” film is to be shot from the beginning of 2021; a possible cinema release would then be conceivable in the so-called Oscar season at the end of 2021.

However, Egerton himself points out in GQ Magazine that, due to the corona pandemic, there is of course a big question mark behind it.

The drama is to be directed by the British filmmaker Jon S. Baird (“Drecksau”, “Stan

It is not known whether there are any further plans in Hollywood to film the game itself. The other “Tetris” project, once heralded as an “epic sci-fi thriller” and the start of an entire trilogy, has been very quiet for years.

At the end of the article, a reading recommendation. Our colleagues and computer game experts at GameStar have a very interesting article on the story behind the cult game:

Here you can read “The dark side of Tetris – How the puzzle game cursed its inventors” on


Forbidden love In the trailer for Ammonite Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan get closer

Forbidden love: In the trailer for “Ammonite”, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan get closer

In Francis Lee’s new film “Ammonite”, Kate Winslet, the fossil researcher Mary Anning, searches for relics from the past in 1820 and comes across her great love – which simply must not be. We have the moving first trailer for you:

At the beginning of the 19th century on the coast of Dorset, southern England: Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) has to look after and feed her sick mother and turns a hobby into her job. She is looking for fossils to sell to tourists. Paleontologists and geologists quickly become aware of them and some of their finds even end up in museums.

One day she is asked by one of her wealthy clients to take care of his depressed wife Charlotte (Saoirse Ronan). Anning does the job because she needs the money. The women are quickly linked by an intimate relationship that goes beyond friendship. Society is far from ready for this …

Corona fell victim to the first “Ammonite” premiere

Actually, Francis Lee’s (“God’s Own Country”) new film “Ammonite” would have been part of the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, but the corona pandemic thwarted the festival’s plans. The drama is now set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2020 …

… and should then play an important role in the so-called award season, which ends with the Oscar ceremony. In line with this, “Ammonite” is distributed in the USA by the distributor NEON, which has only existed for a few years, but which has already been involved in the concert of the big ones several times with small outsider films at the Oscars – most recently with the very big triumph: NEON celebrated 2020 “Parasite” won four Oscars, including the award for best film.

Tobis Film will bring the drama with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan to cinemas in Germany – but probably not until 2021. The German theatrical release of “Ammonite” was recently announced for January 21, 2021. However, we assume that the film will be pushed back a little, since such “smaller” Oscar candidates often only appear after the nominations for the most important film award in the world have been announced, in order to gain additional attention.

the German theatrical release of “Ammonite” was announced for January 21, 2021