Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Universal Plans To Do The Right "Thing"

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Universal will produce a feature remake of "The Thing" with Matthijs Van Heijningen directing, adapting the 1938 "Astounding Magazine" 'novella' "Who Goes There", by author John W. Campbell Jr.

The short story was the basis of a 1980's feature by director John Carpenter and a 1951 film "The Thing From Another World" by director Howard Hawks.

Premise of the original story follows a group of scientific researchers, isolated in Antarctica, that discover an alien spaceship buried in the ice. They recover the alien pilot that can assume the shape, memories and personality of any living creature.

Strike Entertainment's Eric Newman and Marc Abraham will produce the new film with David Foster executive producing...