2011 film by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

The Thing

Release date 11 Oct 2011
Released7 years ago
Duration 99 minutes
The Thing
The Thing
Mary Elizabeth Winstead at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego

About The Thing

The Thing is a North American 2011 science-fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and written by Eric Heisserer based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell. It is a prequel to the 1982 film of the same name by John Carpenter, which was itself a remake of the 1951 film The Thing from Another World. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Eric Christian Olsen. They are part of a team of Norwegian and American scientists who discover an alien buried deep in the ice of Antarctica, realizing too late that it is still alive.