‘The Thing’ – Photos, Trailer and Cast Info

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Joel Edgerton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in The Thing

Joel Edgerton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 'The Thing' - © Universal Pictures

The 2011 The Thing is a prequel and not a remake of John Carpenter’s classic 1982 thriller.

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab]Directed By: Matthijs van Heijningen
Release Date: October 14, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language
Official Site: http://www.thethingmovie.net/
Video: Joel Edgerton interview video

Official Synopsis: Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.

When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

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