The Thing is officially getting another movie, with the remake being adapted from lost pages from the original book.
John Carpenter's 1982 sci-fi horror and the 1951 film The Thing from Another World are both based on John W Campbell Jr's novel Who Goes There?, and thanks to newly-discovered chapters from the author's book, the iconic film will be getting a new adaptation.
The remake has been picked up by Universal Studios and Blumhouse following a Kickstarter fund project from writer John Betancourt, who initiated the project to finance the release of Campbell's lost novel Frozen Hell.
Alan Donnes, who will be executive producing, announced the exciting project on Facebook (but the original post has been deleted) and shared some details about the new adaptation (via Kickstarter).
"It's OFFICIAL! I received my signed contract and first check! I am Executive Producing a remake of THE THING but with additional chapters of John Campbell's groundbreaking novel, Frozen Hell, that had been lost for decades," Donnes wrote.
"Now, for the first time ever, Campbell's full vision will be realised on the big screen.
"The new film will include the very best of RKO's THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, John Carpenter's classic THE THING and both books, Frozen Hell and Who Goes There?"
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Starring Kurt Russell as helicopter pilot R J MacReady, 1982's The Thing has been recognised as one of the greatest sci-fi horror films ever made, but ended earning $19.6 million against its $15 million production budget probably because it came out around the same time as ET.
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